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American composer Zenobia Powell Perry : race and gender in the 20th century

Author: Jeannie G Pool
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
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"In American Composer Zenobia Powell Perry: Race and Gender in the 20th Century, Jeannie Gayle Pool examines the life of this talented individual as she faced tremendous challenges as a female, African American, and 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 exceptional composer, along  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Pool, Jeannie G.
American composer Zenobia Powell Perry.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
(OCoLC)644267451
Named Person: Zenobia Powell Perry; Zenobia Powell Perry; Zenobia Powell Perry
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannie G Pool
ISBN: 9780810863767 0810863766 9780810863774 0810863774
OCLC Number: 239233280
Description: xxi, 278 p. : ill., music, ports. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Zenobia Powell Perry : articulate link to American culture of the 1920s and '30s --
Song & verse in Boley : a lifetime of inspiration for an American composer --
"Lift every voice and sing" : Booker T. Washington, Boley, Oklahoma, and the political reality for Blacks --
Distinctively American : race and music --
The hidden history : Blacks and Native Americans' cultural implications --
Mentors, allies, and supporters : crucial for musical development --
Dett, Reece and Dawson : role models for careers in Black music --
Zenobia Powell Perry : an "ambiguous" woman --
Professional teaching career and graduate school --
Becoming a composer : studies with Milhaud and Willman --
Analysis of musical style and selected works.
Responsibility: Jeannie Gayle Pool.
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"In American Composer Zenobia Powell Perry: Race and Gender in the 20th Century, Jeannie Gayle Pool examines the life of this talented individual as she faced tremendous challenges as a female, African American, and 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 exceptional composer, along with an analysis of her musical style, a chronology, complete list of works, and several appendices. Raising 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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