American Composer Zenobia Powell Perry - Biography
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.