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Curriculum Vita


Curriculum Vita

Dominique-René de Lerma
University Professor, 1951-

email dsl@afgconculting.org

“De Lerma deserves our unfettered admiration and respect… Meriting the enthusiastic praise of the authors of the forewords to these four volumes, he has given us something beyond the great value of his works: he has revealed to us, the musicologists of America, our own shortcomings in providing leadership and in producing meaningful research.  By demonstrating the vast gaps in American music research, he shows in the same moment the directions American music studies must take to maintain any semblance of self-respect in our chosen profession.”  Sam Dennison, in American music, v6n2 (summer 1988) p246.

“[He] has demonstrated in countless ways his life-long commitment to the documentation and promulgation of black music.”  Carol Lems-Dworkin in African music: A pan-African annotated bibliography, Evanston: Hans Zell, 1991, p90.

“…Dominique has reservations about the term musicologist, even more to ethnomusicologist, but I don’t really know what else to call him.  Whatever he is, his thinking on these matters is the most expansive I have ever encountered.”  Gene Lees in “John, Gil, Dave, and the man on the Buffalo nickel” in Gene Lees jazzletter (v10n8, (August 1991) p3.  Reprinted in Cat of any color; Jazz, Black and White.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1996; New York: Da Capo Press, 2000.

“…Dominique de Lerma was my favorite music history professor when I was an undergraduate, was head of the Indiana University Music Library during a period of great expansion of the collection, has devoted most of his musicological career to the study of black musicians and their music, and is a dear friend and colleague.“  Robert Dodson, Provost, New England Conservatory of Music, e-mail 30 March 2006.

“I had a saint of an oboe teacher, a man by the name of Dominique-René de Lerma, who was far, far more than that.  He was a great, great musician — a student of Tabuteau, this fount of all oboe playing in the United States, who was in Philadelphia… All modern oboe playing derives from Tabuteau, and my teacher was a student of his.  He was fabulous person.  I would go for these 3-hour oboe lessons, about 1 hour of which would be oboe playing.  The rest, he would say, “Now today we’re going to look at the St. Matthew Passion by Bach.”  I was nine. You know, it was a huge, huge part of just my musicianship, not particularly my identity.  After a few years, you know, he said, “you should write something.”  So, with absolutely no more than that as a go, I would scribble down something and bring it to him at my next oboe lesson.  They weren’t composition lessons, but he would approve or disapprove of this and that, and he was able to arrange things, I had some performances of mine when I was still in high school.”  Lewis Spratlan in “Beyond the Pulitzer Prize” http://newmusicbox.com/printerfriendly.nmbx?id=745 (2000).

“…You are even more of a revolutionary than she [Eileen Southern] was, and were one before she was.  However, many of the new generation of scholars and teachers do not know the enormity of the developments you conceived, developed, and brought to fruition, nor of the legacy that is yours, and yours alone.  I am part of that legacy, but I also want to make clear to the profession the entire breadth, depth, and thrust of it.  For the field would not be where or what it is, if it were not for your virtual creation of it back in 1969 and the example you set by your writings and various encouragements.  You are a true Revolutionary.”  Identity withheld, by e-mail, 6 June 2005.

“…You and Eileen were there and armed for American music studies by 1969, seven years before the Bicentennial gave its blessing to the acceptance of this music into the curriculum.” Identify withheld, by e-mail, 10 January 2008.

“…Don’t miss the Q&A with Dominique-Rene de Lerma for some astute historical perspective.”  http://briefme.com/archive/article/11024 (2000).

“…You were so influential in my life in my teenage years!  You gave me a place to be myself and say what I thought without judgment (and especially without parents).  I have always used your example in my teaching, to give my students the same freedom that you gave me.  Every teenager needs an adult who is not the parent to confide in!” Stephen B. Shipps, Senior Advisor to the Dean & Professor of Music, University of Michigan; Artistic Director, International Music Academy, Pilsen, Czech Republic, by e-mail, 14 January 2008.

“…The program notes, written in an engaging style by Dominique-René de Lerma, provide a thorough introduction.”  Gerry Gribi.  http://creativefolk.com/toolkit/musicart.html.  (2006).

“…Working with you was one of the best learning experiences I have had yet in my life!  For real too.  I have been thinking about that a lot recently and how some of my best education has been non institutional.”  Lukas Abrahamson, by e-mail, 15 June 2006.

“…Few people have such dedicated followers and admirers as you do…What you have done, often behind the scenes and without thanks, has been to write the musical history of a whole race of people!  You have improved for the present and for the future the possibilities not just for music, but for all people of all races to recognize the beauty of one another and learn to live together…Your work is about people!…I hope that someday I will be able to put my thoughts and opinions so eloquently, so bitingly, so amusingly or so sweetly as you do.”  Brent Henri Betters, by e-mail, 11 October 2006.

“Dominique de Lerma has, simply by doing his work with great industry, tenacity and integrity, helped as much as anyone at least to make an honest attempt to address some of the fundamental injustices in this country.  It has been my privilege to know him.  Long may he live and work!  Sanford Allen, concert violinist, by e-mail, 18 January 2007.

“Whereas I am just one of thousands you have mentored in an extremely long and productive career, you loom large in my life.  You have dwarfed all other mentors, and have helped me find a meaningful role in support of the cause you virtually invented.”  William J. Zick, webmaster of AfriClassical.com, by e-mail, 19 January 2007.

“During the last six years of my service to the music faculty and students of Lawrence University, I was profoundly privileged to have Professor Dominique de Lerma as a highly valued colleague and friend.  From the very first moment of my encountering him when he gave a brilliant lecture on the interconnectedness of spoken and musical languages, I savored every opportunity to be in his warm and intellectually stimulating presence.  I remember in particular several shared music history classes when we visited each others endeavors.  I count myself (as do many other Lawrentians) deeply blessed to have been touched and inspired by his brilliance and graciousness.”  Dr. George Edward Damp, Professor of Music, Lawrence University (retired) by e-mail, 22 January 2007.

1. EDUCATION
Indiana University (Ph.D., 1958), major in musicology, minors in art history, music theory, and library science
University of Miami (B.M., cum laude, 1952), major in music theory, minors in art history and French
Additional work at the Berkshire Music Center (orchestra), Curtis Institute of Music (oboe), University of Oklahoma (library science), and College of Notre Dame (Italian)

2. PRIVATE STUDY
Oboe with Marcel Tabuteau, Fernand Gillet, Albert J. Andraud, Ben Storch; Phrasing with Joel Belov; Bassoon with Thomas C. Collins; Composition with Bernhard Heiden

3. FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
Lawrence University, 1993- (Visiting Professor, Conservatory of Music)
Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music, 2000 (Visiting Professor)
Northwestern University, 1993 (Lecturer, School of Music and African-American Studies Department)
Columbia College, 1990-1993 (Center for Black Music Research; Director, 1991-1993)
Florida State University (Wiley and Lucilla Housewright Eminent Scholar in Music for 1989-1990)
Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, 1982-1990 (Faculty & Director, Peabody/Morgan Black Music Symposium)
Morgan State University, 1976-1990 (Professor of Music; Graduate Music Coordinator; Director of the Black Music Archives; Administrative Assistant to the Department of Fine Arts)
Kent State University, 1975 (Visiting Professor of Library Science)
University of Oklahoma, 1962-1963 (Associate Professor of Music)
Indiana University, 1961-1962, 1962-1976 (Assistant Professor, to Associate Professor of Musicology)
University of Miami, 1951-1962 (Instructor, to Assistant Professor)
Virginia State University, ca. 1982 (Eminent Scholar)

4. OTHER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Director of Research and Publications, Afro-American Music Opportunities Association, 1972-1975
Board of Directors, The Sphinx Organization, 1997-
Chief Consultant, The Black Composers Series, Columbia Records, 1972-1978
Director, The Ben Holt Memorial Concert Series, 1992-2005
Chief Advisor, Rachel Barton Pine Foundation, 2005-
Board of Directors, William Grant Still Foundation, 2008-

5. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
American Musicological Society (1952-1982)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Young Artists Auditioning Committee (Chairman, 1982-1983)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Music Committee, 1990)
Black Music Center, Virginia State University (Board, 1985-1990)
College Music Society (Council, 1980-1982)
Community Foundation of Baltimore (Panelist, 1986-1990)
Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College(National Advisory Board & Chairman of Musical Performance Committee 1984-)
Deutsche Mozart Gesellschaft (1956-1968)
Gesellschaft für Musikforschung (1961-1964)
Institute for Research in Black American Music, Fisk University (Chairman, National Advisory Board, 1979-1983)
International Association of Music Libraries
International Consortium for Music of Africa and its Diaspora (Honorary Trustee, 2003-)
La Raza (2006-)
Lois J. Wright Memorial Concert Series (Board, 1980-1990)
Maryland State Arts Council (Councilor, 1983-1987)
Miami.  Initiated plans for commemoration of the Mozart anniversary year, winning three citations from the Austrian government (1956)
Music Library Association (Board of Directors, 1969-1971)
Pi Delta Phi [French honorary fraternity] (Honorary charter member, 1952-)
Pi Kappa Lambda [music honorary fraternity] (1966-)
Sarasota.  Initiated chamber music presentations by the Bach Aria Group
Scandinavian-American Foundation (Fellow, 1969-1971)
Society for Ethnomusicology (1976-)
Sphinx Organization (ca. 1998-, Juror and Board of Advisors)

6. CONSULTANT SERVICES
American Symphony Orchestra League; American Library Association; American Musicological Society (Committee on the Publication of American Music); American Symphony Orchestra
Baltimore City Public Schools, Task Force on the Arts; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Leon Bates; Beem Foundation, Los Angeles; Philip Brunelle (VocalEssence); Buffalo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Callallo (journal); Catherine Comet (conductor); Center for Black Music Research, Chamber Music America (journal), Columbia College; Charleston (WV) Symphony Orchestra; City College of New York; Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Dean Dixon (conductor); Delphin & Romain (duo-pianists); Detroit Symphony Orchestra; doctoral students (Louisiana State University, Temple University, Juilliard School, University of Pittsburgh, Manhattan School of Music, University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University [1])
Ford Foundation; Gwendoline Y. Fortune (PBS, Gainesville FL); Paul Freeman
John Gray (scholar);Greenwood Press
Alex Haley (author); Philip Herbert (University of Leicester); Manfred Herbig (cellist); Howard University Press; Houston Symphony Orchestra
Indiana State Arts Council; International Consortium for Music of Africa and its Diaspora
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Joyce Foundation
Robert Kwami
Law Offices of Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine
MacArthur Foundation; Minnesota Orchestra; Michael Morgan (conductor), Musical Heritage Society
William Naboré (pianist), National Endowment for the Arts; National Endowment for the Humanities; National Music Association; New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Jeannie Pool (scholar)
R. R. Bowker; Julius Rudel (conductor); Rachel Elizabeth Barton
George Shirley (tenor); Sphinx Organization; Rosalyn Story (scholar)
University of Maryland, College Park; University of Oklahoma Press; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh
Helen Walker-Hill (scholar); WBJC-FM (Governing Board); WETA-FM; WETA-TV; RCB Productions; William Zick (webmaster)
and others

7. LECTURE SERVICES
African Chorus of St. Louis; Augustana College; American Choral Directors Association; American Musicological Society, Kennedy Center Mozart Festival
Baltimore Museum of Art; Black Arts Center of Houston
Catholic Music Educators Association; Cedille Records, Central Missouri State University; Chicago Art Institute; College of the Virgin Islands; Columbia College
Fisk University; Florida State University; Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra
Goucher College
Institute of Afro-American Awareness of Duluth; International Society African to American Music
Kent State University
La Guardia Community College
Maryland Music Teachers Association; Merit Music Program, Chicago; Music Educators National Conference; Music Library Association
National College for Education; National Film Institute; National Office of Black Catholics; National Public Radio; New England Pianoforte Teachers Association; Norfolk State University; Northern Illinois University; Northwestern University
Oklahoma Music Teachers Association
Peabody Conservatory of Music; Pennsylvania State University; Phillips Academy; Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota; Prairie View A&M University
Rice University; Richmond Public Schools
School for the Arts, Baltimore; Sibelius Academy, Helsinki; Smithsonian Institution; La Sorbonne Nouvelle; Special Libraries Association; Spelman College; Sphinx Organization; State University of New York-Purchase
Texas Southern University; Trinity College; Tufts University
United States Information Agency; University of Chicago; University of Colorado; University of Florida; University of Houston; University of Iowa; University of Kentucky; University of Louisville; University of Maryland-Eastern Shore; University of Michigan; University of Toronto
Virginia State University; Virginia Union University; VocalEssence, Voice of America
Walters Art Gallery; Wayne State University; Western Connecticut State College
and others

8. PUBLICATIONS
More than 1500 titles
Publishers of monographs: American Choral Foundation; American Musicological Society; Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College; Fisk University; Greenwood Press; Harper’s College Press; Kent State University Press; Lilly Library; Music Library Association; Theodore Front
Publishers of liner and program notes: AAMOA Records; AKFA Records; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Cedille Records, Clarion Records; College Music Society; Collins Classics; Columbia Records; CRI, Houston Symphony Orchestra; Laurel Record; Morgan State University Choir; Musical Heritage Society; Naxos Records; New York Philharmonic; New World Records; Orion Records; Silver Crest Records; Young Sound Recordings
Publishers of articles: Acta Mozartiana (Austria); American Musical Digest; The Baltimore Afro-American; Black Music Research Journal; Black Music Research Newsletter; The Black Perspective in Music; Black Women in America, Canon (Australia); Chamber Music America; Choice; College Music Symposium; Le Conservatoire (France); Dictionary of American Negro Biography; Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart (Germany); Encarta; Ethnomusicology; Greenwood Press; The Instrumentalist; Lawrence Today; Library Resources and Technical Services; Morgan Magazine; Music Educators Journal; Music Review (England); Musical America; Oxford University Press; The New Grove Dictionary of American Music; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Revista Interamericana (Puerto Rico); Southwestern Musician; Tarakan Music Letter; Umana (Italy); Woodwind Magazine; Woodwind World
Publishers of reviews:  American Reference Books Annual; The Black Perspective in Music; Choice; Ethnomusicology; Journal of Research in Music Education; Library Journal; Music Educators Journal; Notes; Reprint Journal; Tarakan Music Letter
Publishers of edited music:  Associated Music Publishers; MMB Music; Merion Music; Peer International
Labels of recorded music editions:  Audio House Records; College Music Society; Columbia Records; Orion Records; Performance Records, and others
Performers of edited and arranged music: Århus By-Orkester, Denmark; Betty Allen; Sanford Allen; Darwyn Apple; Martina Arroyo; Black Music Repertory Ensemble; Baker Street Band; Diane Bolden; William Brown; Philip Brunelle, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Charleston (WV) Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Eileen Cline; Eric Conway; Simon Crawford-Phillips, Dante Quartet, Dartington International Festival; Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Alpha Floyd; Samuel A. Floyd, Jr.; Paul Freeman; Hilda Harris; Luvada Harrison; Helsinki Philharmonic; Natalie Hinderas; Ben Holt; Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; Jacques Israelivitch; Cliff Jackson; Raymond Jackson; Juilliard Quartet; Everett Lee; London Symphony Orchestra; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Yvette Matthews; Zubin Mehta; Garymichael Murphy; Peabody Chamber Orchestra; New York Philharmonic; Edward Polochick; Quasi Classic Streichquartett; Faye Robinson; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Julius Rudel; Isidor Saslav; Steven Shipps; Springfield (MA) Symphony Orchestra; Southern Illinois University Orchestra; Joseph Striplin; Leon Thompson; Trio Pro Viva; Victoria Symphony Orchestra, British Columbia; Julius Williams
Reviews and related literature authors and publishers:  Raoul Abdul; American Symphony Orchestra League News; Baltimore Afro-American; Boston Phoenix; Gilbert Chase; Christian Science Monitor; Chicago Defender; Cleveland Plain Dealer; Stanley Dance; Ebony; Kenneth Furie; Elliott Galkin; Donal Henahan; High Fidelity; Hufvudstadsbladet, Helsinki; Jazz Journal; Los Angeles Times; Irving Lowens; Doris McGinty; Carman Moore; Music and Musicians; New York Times; Newsweek; Records and Recordings; Harold Schonberg; Stereo Review; Eileen Southern; Variety; Virgil Thomson; Washington Post; Yearbook for Interamerican Research
and others

9. ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE
Eighteen seasons, variously, with:  Franz Allers; Alfredo Antonini; Sir Thomas Beecham; Robert Casadeus; Pietro Cimara; Eileen Farrell; Arthur Fiedler; Lukas Foss; Zino Francescatti; Raya Garbusova; Benny Goodman; Howard Hanson; Jascha Heifetz; Alexander Hilsberg; Skitch Henderson; Newell Jenkins; André Kostelanetz; Serge Koussevitzky; Renée Longy; Yehudi Menuhin; Leonard Rose; Artur Rubinstein; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Irmgard Seefried; Fabien Sevitsky; Isaac Stern; Leopold Stokowski; Gladys Swarthout; Jennie Tourel; Wolfgang Vacano; Heitor Villa-Lobos; Paul Whiteman
and others

10.  BIOGRAPHICAL ENTRIES
1955    American Leaders in the Humanities
1965    Who’s Who in American Education
1969    Dictionary of International Biography
1969    Who’s Who in Library Service
1970    A biographical directory of librarians in the U.S. and Canada
1973    Personalities of the West and Midwest
1973    International Scholars Director
1977    International Who’s Who in Music and Musicians’ Directory
1978    International Authors and Writers Who’s Who
1978    Who’s Who in Community Service
1979    International Who’s Who in Education
1980    Who’s Who in Library and Information Services
1981    Who’s Who in the East
1982    Who’s Who in American Music
1984    Who’s Who in Maryland
1984    Personalities of America
1984    Community Leaders of the World
1984    The International Who’s Who of Intellectuals
1992    Who’s Who in Entertainment

11. GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS
Government of Austria, three citations for Mozart commemorations, 1956
Indiana University Faculty Research Grant, 1965-1976
Irwin-Sweeney-Miller Foundation, 1968, 1973
National Endowment for the Humanities, 1968-1972
Alice and Corrin Strong Award, 1969
Chapelbrook Foundation, 1969
Fondation Pro Helvetia, 1969
Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, 1969
Svenska Institutet för Kulturellt Utbyte, 1969-1970
Morgan State University Faculty Research Grant, 1978-1987
National Black Music Caucus, 1982
Baltimore Dance Theater, 1984
Columbia College, Center for Black Music Research, “Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Distinguished Service to Black Music Scholarship,” 1987
National Association for Equal Opportunity in High Education, Honorable Mention, 1990
Four Seasons via Community Productions Award of Excellence (Toronto), 1992 in Tallahassee, “For Your Tremendous Accomplishments and Exceptional Commitment to Education”
Lawrence University Faculty Research Grant, 1995-1999
University of Miami, Distinguished Alumnus, 1995

12. TRAVEL (Foreign) for research, recording, broadcasting and lectures
Austria (Vienna, Salzburg)
England (London, Great Torrington)
Finland (Helsinki)
France (Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Besançon)
Germany (Bonn, Darmstadt, Munich)
Italy (Florence, Rome)
Netherlands (Amsterdam, Den Haag)
Norway (Oslo)
Portugal (Lisbon)
Soviet Union (Leningrad)
Spain (Madrid)
Sweden (Stockholm)
Switzerland (Berne)
Virgin Islands (St. Thomas)

13. BROADCASTING EXPERIENCE
WTVT, Miami – Host of a television series of four shows, 1955
WEDU, Tampa – Host of a television series of four shows, 1959
Voice of America – Various appearances, 1970-1984
CBC, Toronto – Guest of Eugene Lees on hour-long talk show, 1973.
WEAA, Baltimore, Host-producer of weekly hour-long “Sonorities in Black Music,” 1977 to 1987
WGMS, Washington – Guest host-producer of four 45-minute shows on “Soul of the Classics,” 1978
NPR, Washington – Host of “The Black Experience in Music and Song” with the Buffalo Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra; William Warfield, baritone; Julius Rudel, conductor, and other programs
WQXR, New York – Guest on several programs with Robert Sherman
Guest appearances on various stations in Africa, California, District of Columbia, Florida, France, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin

14. TEACHING EXPERIENCE
(CC = Columbia College; FSU = Florida State University; IU = Indiana University; KSU = Kent State University; LU = Lawrence University; MSU = Morgan State University; NU = Northwestern University; OU = University of Oklahoma; PCM = Peabody Conservatory of Music; UM = University of Miami)
Bassoon (coaching) – UM
Black composers — LU
Black music history (graduate and undergraduate) — CC; LU, FSU, MSU, NU; PCM
Chamber music coaching (graduate and undergraduate) — IU
Choral literature (graduate) — MSU
Composition (coaching) — MSU
Duke Ellington (graduate seminar) — MSU
Flute (coaching) — IU
Form and analysis (undergraduate) — MSU
Graduate student committees — MSU, PCM
Library administration (graduate) — KSU
Mozart (graduate) — OU
Music bibliography and research (graduate) — IU, MSU
Music editing — LU
Music history period courses (graduate and undergraduate) — IU, LU, MSU, OU, UM
Music humanities courses (undergraduate and adult) — PCM (Elderhostel program), MSU, UM
Oboe (coaching) — UM
Orchestration (graduate and undergraduate) — MSU
Repertoire seminar (graduate) — MSU, PCM
Solfège (undergraduate) — MSU
Symphonic literature (graduate and undergraduate) — IU, MSU, UM

15. RESPONSIBLE FOR PREMIÈRES
Beaumarchais.  Original music to Le barbier de Seville.  Indiana University (ca. 1966).  American première.
Beethoven, Ludwig van.  Vesta’s Feuer.  University of Miami Symphony Orchestra; John Bitter, conductor (1957).  World première.
Kay, Ulysses Simpson.  Bassoon sonata.  Monte Perkins, bassoon; Wallace Cheatham, piano.  Double Reed Society (2006).  World première?

16. REFERENCE TO SOME OUTSTANDING ESTABLISHED PROFESSIONALS, FORMER STUDENTS
Lukas John Abrahamson, steel band specialist, Phoenix Public School System
Derek Bartholomaus, Post-Producer for television, Hollywood
Brent Henri Betters, public service activist, educator in Japan
Matthew Bietz, information specialist, San Diego
Kishna Davis, concert soprano
Robert Dodson, Provost, New England Conservatory
Alfred Duckett, former music director, Clark-Atlanta University Symphony Orchestra
James Elrod, head of technical services, California Institute of the Arts
Lea Gilmore, officer ACLU, lecturer on the blues in Belgium
Antonio Green, computer technician, webmaster
Talib Rasul Hakim, composer
Randye Jones, soprano, scholar, Grinnell College Library
Roberta Knie, soprano (Bayreuth Festspielhaus; Metropolitan Opera)
Philip Lambro, conductor and composer
Elizabeth Norman, Metropolitan Opera Guild national winner
Johanna Meier, concert soprano (Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Metropolitan Opera)
Mark Mobley, journalist, former producer for National Public Radio
Terrance Patterson, Artistic Director, Ritz Chamber Music Society
Michael Pfaff, percussionist, conductor, ethnomusicologist
Betty Ridgeway, professor of voice, Morgan State University
Kevin Short, bass-baritone, Metropolitan Opera, Switzerland
Lewis Spratlan, Pulitzer Prize winner in composition (2000)
Stanley Thurston, conductor
J. Rigby Turner, Curator, J. P. Morgan Library
Kathleen Noss van Buren, faculty and administration, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Christopher Worman, Peace Corps, Hungary
David Werfelmann, composer

16. RESEARCH  AND PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

·        International Register of Black Newspapers and Music Journals, with Jules Lai, publication under consideration by Greenwood Press

·        Music of the Black Composer; A Comprehensive Directory, to be offered to Greenwood Press
·        The Autobiography of Irving Schwerké, edited and annotated, assisted by Brent Henri Betters and Jules Lai, projected for publication in the U.S. and, in translation, in France
·        A series of editions of music by Black composers, to be issued by MMB Music

·        Black Opera Singers and Composers; A Resource, to be offered to Greenwood Press

·        Forthcoming performances of works at the 2007 City of London Festival

17. ARCHIVAL DEPOSITIONS

  • Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College.  www.cbmr.org/lib/hdelerma.htm.  On the basis of this donation the Ford Foundation provided the funding to initiate the Center’s Archives, one of the richest international collections of Black music materials
  • The Sphinx Organization, Detroit.  Books, journals, open-reel tapes, audio and video cassettes, scores, music manuscripts, and CD recordings
  1. SELECTED WEB SITES

http://www.tohomusic.ac.jp/librarySite/reference_books/catalogue.html. 7. 作曲家作品カタログ [in Japanese]

http://ostamuses.blogfa.com/  انسان بی آهنگ

[Internet sites on Saint-Georges]  http://www.chevalierdesaintgeorge.com/news/feed.
“’Ecouter Bill Zinck [sic] parler de Saint-George” http://www.grioo.com/blogs/Csgd/index.php/2006/03/27/904-ecouter-bill-zinck-parler-de-saint-george.
“African Heritage Symphonic Series”  http://www.cedillerecords.org/055.html.
“African-Americans in the classical scene”  http://brief.com/archive/article/11024.
“Antonin Dvorak”  http://www.wwnorton.com/enjoy/shorter/composers/dvorak.htm.
“Classical music in Black and White; interview with Dominique-René de Lerma”  http://members.aol.com/themensch/delerma.html.
“Dominique-René de Lerma, Distinguished Alumnus for 1995”  http://www.music.miami.edu/news/SCORE/page01.html.
“George Bridgetower”  http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bridgetower.
“Lilly Library Manuscript Collections; Busch MSS. http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly/lilly/mss/html/busch.html.
“Lycos”  http://membres.lycos.fr/fameuxchevalier/page35.html?.
“The Cannonball Adderley rendez-vous”  http://www.cannonball-adderley.com/article/lerma.htm.
“Vorbemerkung”  http://ww.dpmusik.de/straw/vorbem.html,
“Works by William Grant Still”  http://www.newworldrecords.org/liner_notes/80399.pdf.
“World concert artist directory”  http://www.concertartist.info/admin/SEARCHAE.html.
African American History & Heritage Site, teacher toolkit for grades K-12.  http://creativefolk.com/toolkit/musicart.html.
Akrika.net.  “Der Violinvirtuose für den, Beethoven die Kreutzer Sonate komponiert”  http://www.afrikanet.info/index.php?option=com_contents&task=view&if=320&Itemid-105.
alibris.  “Books by Dominique-René de Lerma”  http://www.alibris.com/search/books/aithor/Dominique-Rene_De_Lerma.
Answers.com.  “George Bridgetower”  http://www.answers.com/topic/george-bridgetower.
Audio artifacts.  http://audioartifacts.blogspot/com/2005_01_01_audioartifacts_archive.html.
Blogó Migué.  “Georges Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower”  http://budubudu.blogspot.com/2006/05/georges-augustus-polgreen-bridgetower.html.
BMRC.  “BMRJ back issues” http://www.cbmr.org/pubs/bmrjback.htm.
Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France.  “La bibliothèque de musique William et Gayle Cook à l’Université de l’Indiana”  http://bbf.enssib.fr/sdx/BBF/frontoffice/2002/02/document.xspid=bbf-2002-02-0066-010-2.
Campus.  “Black music and musicians in the New Grove Dictionary of American music and the New Harvard dictionary of music”  http://www.campusi.com/isbn_0929911008.htm.
CBMR.  “Dominique-René de Lerma Collection”  http://www.cbmr.org/lib/hdelerma.html.
Chevalier de Saint-Georges.  “Le musicien”  http://www.fameuxchevalier.net/le_nuscien.htm.
Chorus America.  “Volume I”  http://chorusamerica.org/acrindex.cfm.
Cope, David J.  “The history of Jim Crow”  http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/resources/lessonplans/hs_lp_worldfair_art.htm.
Duffie, Bruce.  “Bruce Duffie interviews”  http://www.bruceduffie.com/intst.html.
Freeman, Anne.  “The art of the Negro spiritual”  http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=7465.
Gherardini, Tony.  “Lawrence hosts violin virtuoso” by Tony Gheradini and Tim Ruberton.  http://www.lawrentian.com/media/storage/paper409/news/2002/10/04/ArtsEntertainment/Lawrence.Host.Violin.Virtuoso-286789.shtml.
Greene, Richard.  “Selected bibliography”  http://astro.temple.edu/~rgreene/BlackComp/5_references.htm.
Greenwood Publishing Group.  “Dominique-René de Lerma”  http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/author/D/23619.aspx.
Griot Pictures.  “Chevalier de Saint Georges”  http://www.chevalierdesaintgeorges.com/index_unabridged.php.
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[1] All musicology committees, and musicology representative on all vocal pedagogy committees)