Yale University Library


OHAM: Advisory Board


Oral History of American Music (OHAM) announces the formation of an Advisory Board consisting of:

  • John Adams, Pulitzer-prize winning composer
  • Martin Bresnick, Charles T. Wilson Professor in the Practice of Composition, Yale School of Music
  • Jason Moran, MacArthur Fellow, composer, pianist, and musical adviser to Jazz at the Kennedy Center.
  • Vivian Perlis, Founder and Senior Research Scholar at OHAM.
  • Willie Ruff, Founding Director of the Duke Elllington Fellowship Program and Adjunct Professor at Yale School of Music.

This august group will serve the OHAM Director by advising on interviewee choice and other aspects of the program. 

Oral History of American Music (OHAM) collects and preserves audio and video memoirs directly in the voices of major musical figures of our time.  Since its founding in the 1960s, OHAM has been dedicated to preserving the sound of artists’ voices and making this primary source material available to the public. OHAM staff members conduct and record in-depth interviews that are catalogued, transcribed, and kept at the archive.  At OHAM, thousands of recordings and transcripts are accessible to a wide range of users including scholars, musicians, students, arts organizations, and the media.