American Composer Zenobia Powell Perry - Biography

American Composer Zenobia Powell Perry - Biography

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  • American Composer Zenobia Powell Perry: Race and Gender in the 20th Century by Jeannie Gayle Pool, Ph.D. Originally published by Scarecrow Press, 2009. WIth bibliography, chronology, complete list of works, musical examples, and photographs.

  • In American Composer Zenobia Powell Perry: Race and Gender in the 20th Century, Jeannie Gayle Pool examines the life of this talented individual who faced tremendous challenges as a female, as an African American, and as a woman of mixed heritage. Based on interviews conducted by the author, as well as Perry's personal papers, correspondence, and scores, Pool provides a rich portrait of this unique composer. Pool also provides an analysis of Perry's musical style, a chronology, a complete list of works, and several appendices. Raising many complex and unresolved issues related to American blacks with Native American heritage, Perry's life story bears witness to a century in which tremendous strides were made toward equality for all. 278  pages, illustrated, with bibliography, chronology, list of works, and music examples. Originally published by Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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