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Vivian Perlis named Educator of the Year by Musical America

Vivian Perlis has been named Musical America’s Educator of the Year, and her contribution to American music and musicians is immeasurable. The founding director of Yale University's Oral History of American Music 40 years ago, she has logged some 2,000 interviews with or about such major musicians as Ives, Copland, Bernstein, Cage, Ellington, Schuman, Carter, Adams and Eubie Blake, among many others. The co-author of Copland’s autobiography and an award-winning book on the music of Ives, she authored “Composers' Voices from Ives to Ellington: An Oral History of American Music” (Yale, 2005), with Libby Van Cleve. The Oral History project, states Musical America in its citation, “was nothing less than a revolution in the preservation of music history--all due to the foresight of this visionary woman.” For the full story, click here: http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?archived=0&storyID=23906&categoryID=3