June 02, 2010


Dr. James Perone, assistant professor of music at Mount Union College, has been selected as a finalist for both Best Discography and Best History in the category of Best Research in General Popular Music by the Association for Recorded Sound Collections for his 2000 reference book Paul Simon: A Bio-Bibliography.

Established in 1991, the awards are given to authors of books, articles or recording liner notes to recognize those publishing the very best work in recorded sound research. Perone's book chronicles the career of well-known singer/songwriter Paul Simon and is published by Greenwood Press of Westport, Connecticut.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Perone joined the faculty at Mount Union in 1994. He earned his bachelor of music education degree from Capital University in 1980. He went on to the State University of New York at Buffalo to earn a master of fine arts in clarinet in 1982; a master of art in music theory in 1984 and a doctorate degree in music theory in 1988.

Before taking his position at Mount Union College in 1994, Perone was active in chamber music throughout western New York, playing clarinet in the Madera Wind Quartet and Amherst Chamber Winds.

He has had several music-related articles published in music journals including ClariNetwork, The Flutist Quarterly, and Interface: The Journal of New Music Research. In addition to his work on Paul Simon, he has also written bio bibliographies chronicling the work of of Howard Hanson, Elvis Costello and Carole King.

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