Perone, James E. 1958-

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PERONE, James E. 1958-

PERSONAL: Born October 26, 1958, in Columbus, OH; son of James A. (a podiatrist) and Hope (a secretary and homemaker; maiden name, Talmadge) Perone; married Karen L. Roll, September, 1983. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Capital University, B.Mus. (magna cum laude), 1980; State University of New York—Buffalo, M.F.A., 1982, M.A., 1984, Ph.D., 1988. Politics: Liberal. Religion: United Methodist.

ADDRESSES: Home—738 Bonnieview Ave., Alliance, OH 44601-2719. Office—Department of Music, Mount Union College, Alliance, OH 44601. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. Capital University, Columbus, OH, music teacher, 1977–79; U-Crest Music Center, Cheektowaga, NY, music teacher, 1984–88; Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, adjunct professor of music and department head, 1988–94; Mount Union College, Al-liance OH, assistant professor, 1994–2000, associate professor of music, 2000–, department head, 1996–2001. Villa Maria College, woodwind instructor, 1992–94; State University of New York at Buffalo, lecturer, 1986–88, visiting lecturer, 1993–94; guest lecturer at Florida State University and Genesee Community College. Concert performer on clarinet and saxophone, 1982–; chamber performer with S.E.M. Ensemble, 1981–87, Oxford Trio, 1982–94, Amherst Chambers Winds, Inc., 1983–88, East Buffalo Media Association, 1984–94, Buffalo New Music Ensemble, Inc., 1985–90, Madera Wind Quartet, 1987–92, and Sax Company, 1990–94; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, substitute clarinetist and bass clarinetist, 1988–94; Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, principal clarinetist, 1996–; Canton Community Band, first clarinetist, 1996–, assistant conductor, 1998; music teacher at Nelson's Music and Williams's Music, both Reynoldsburg, OH, 1978–80; Western New York Institute for the Arts in Education, teaching artist in music, 1983–87; Community Music School of Buffalo, music teacher, 1992–94.

MEMBER: International Clarinet Association, American Federation of Musicians, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, College Music Society, National Association for Music Education, Electronic Music Foundation, Music Theory Midwest, Ohio Music Education Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, Psi Kappa Omega (member of council, 1999), Alliance Kiwanis Club.



Howard Hanson: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1993.

Musical Anthologies for Analytical Study: A Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1995.

Orchestration Theory: A Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1996.

Harmony Theory: A Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1997.

Form and Analysis Theory: A Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1998.

Elvis Costello: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1998.

Carole King: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1999.

Paul Simon: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2000.

Songs of the Vietnam Conflict, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2001.

Louis Moreau Gottshalk: A Bio-Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2002.

Music of the Counterculture Era, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2004.

Woodstock: An Encyclopedia of the Music and Art Fair, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2004.

Contributor of articles and reviews to journals, including Music Theory: Explorations and Applications, Triad, American Organist, Flutist Quarterly, Interface, and Director.


Canon for Saxophone Quartet, Dorn Publications (Medfield, MA), 1989.

Dorian Elegy (for folk harp), Dragonflower Music (North Tonawanda, NY), 1991.

Mass in C (for choir, organ, and optional other instruments), privately printed, 1991.

Scott Free: A Rag (for piano), privately printed, 1991.

The Ides: A March (for concert band), privately printed, 1991, revised edition, 1996.

October Leaves (for harp), Dragonflower Music (Gloversville, NY), 1992.

Bombay (for lever or pedal harp), Dragonflower Music, 1993.

Morton Feldman Is Dead, and His Body Has Decomposed (for clarinet, violin, viola, and violoncello), privately printed, 1996.

Joel's Journey to the Jewelled City (for orchestra, with clarinet solo), Alliance Symphony Orchestra (Alliance, OH), 1997.

Contributor of compositions to periodicals, including Flute Talk and Score.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Key of Life: The Words and Music of Stevie Wonder, for Praeger Press (Westport, CT).

SIDELIGHTS: James E. Perone once told CA: "I am primarily interested in writing reference works on subjects in which I have a personal interest, from music theory to contemporary musicians."



Mount Union College Web site: James E. Perone Home Page,∼peroneje (September 7, 2005).