TEACHING AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
My teaching career spans well over forty years in higher education. In addition, I have also addressed seminars and made keynote addresses at such U.S. institutions as Rutgers University Institute of Jazz Studies, The City University of New York, New York University, Johns Hopkins University, and Georgia State University. In addition, I have lectured abroad, in South Africa, Israel, and Italy.
A specialist in 19th and 20th-century music, I have published two volumes on the history of the symphony in the Garland Symphony Series of Barry S. Brook, entries in the International Dictionary of Opera, and articles in such major journals as the Journal of Jazz Studies, The Musical Quarterly, American Music, The Black Perspective in Music, The Journal of Southern History, and Musica Oggi.
EDUCATION AND RELATED STUDY
Ph.D. The University of Michigan ( musicology)
M.A. Columbia University (musicology)
B.A. The University of Cape Town (philosophy and anthropology)
Manhattan School of Music (violin pedagogy; Dalcroze eurhythmics)
The Juilliard School (conducting)
Tanglewood Music Center (conducting)
RECENT GRANTS AND AWARDS
I am the recipient of a number of grants, from such sources as the National Endowment for the Humanities and NYNEX for my research in jazz as well as for developing Internet-based Distance Learning courses in music.
I was also a participant during the summer of 2002 in a National Science Foundation project for Mercy College faculty dealing with ethical issues and the Internet.