About the Authors

    Dr. David Baker

    Bob Blumenthal

    Phil Coady

    Dr. JB Dyas

    Marcia Foster Dunscomb

    Dr. Willie Hill

    Howard Mandel

    Dr. Gary B. Nash

    Dr. Richard Olivas

    David Vigilante

Marcia Foster Dunscomb


Marcia Foster Dunscomb

Marcia Foster Dunscomb is a composer, author, educator and pianist. She currently serves as Contributing Author for the Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz, Consultant to the International Piano Teaching Foundation, Educational Consultant in Jazz for the National Museum of American History, and Jazz Editorial Assistant for Jazz Expressions (Warner Bros. Publications). Works in print include Melody Maker (Melody Maker Press), Evolution of Jazz (McGraw-Hill), and Anatomy of Music (McGraw-Hill). In addition, she is a contributing author and Editorial Assistant for Jazz Pedagogy: the Jazz Educator's Handbook and Resource Guide (J. Richard Dunscomb and Dr. Willie L. Hill, Jr. - Warner Bros. Publications), Teaching Jazz - A Course of Study (MENC/IAJE), and Jazz Studies Guide (MTNA/IAJE) and has been a contributing author for numerous other publications.

Ms. Dunscomb is currently the Early Childhood representative on the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) Resource Team. Frequently called as a clinician and adjudicator, she has been one of the foremost pioneers in the field of teaching jazz and improvisation to young children. She has presented for many organizations, including IAJE, the National Piano Foundation, and the Stan Kenton Summer Jazz Camps. Previous positions include Director of Education for South Florida Friends of Jazz (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida), Director of Education for Baldwin Piano and Organ Company (Atlanta, Georgia), and music faculty member for Florida International University (Miami, Florida).

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