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Dominique-Rene DeLerma

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Dominique-Rene DeLerma (1928 - 2015) was a prominent, pioneering scholar in Black music research. After a career as a performing obosit, DeLerma received a PhD in musicology from Indiana University in 1958. Subsequesntly he taught at Indiana University (1963 - 1976), at Morgan State University (1976 - 1990), and at Peabody Conservatory (1983 - 1990). He served as Director of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago from 1990 to 1993. He also taught at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. DeLerma was the author of several books, including the four volume Bibliography of Black Music (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981).

Bibliography of Black Music, Volume 1: Reference Materials (The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Black Music)

Black Music and Musicians in the New Grove Dictionary of American Music and the New Harvard Dictionary of Music (CBMR Monographs)

Black Music in Our Culture: Curricular Ideas on the Subject, Materials, and Problems

Collected Piano Works of R. Nathaniel Dett

Reflections on Afro-American Music



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