Gregg Akkerman Named “Series Editor” for an Upcoming Series of Books Titled “Experiencing Music”

September 21, 2011 at 11:19 am

Dr. Gregg Akkerman, associate professor of music and director of jazz studies and commercial music, was recently named “Series Editor” for an upcoming line of books from New York publisher Scarecrow Press. The new series, titled “Experiencing Music,” will feature books written by performing musicians to describe the act of creating, playing, and recording their art in terms appreciable by non-performing music enthusiasts. Topics will be both genre based: such as blues, reggae or classical; and artist based: such as Duke Ellington, the Grateful Dead, and Jimi Hendrix.  Akkerman will be responsible for selecting specific topics, recruiting authors, editing content, and writing a foreword for approximately four books per year with the series, which will make its debut in late 2012.