Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook
(b. 1970) Marva Griffin Carter, an associate professor of music history and literature in the School of Music at Georgia State University, teaches courses in the historical periods of Western art music, world music, and basic improvisation. She has earned degrees from the Boston Conservatory and the New England Conservatory of Music in applied piano and from Boston University and the University of Illinois in musicology. For a decade, she was the organist at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. She has lectured at national and international musicological meetings and has published articles in journals, dictionaries, and encyclopedias concerning the music of African Americans. Her research interests include the music of the Black church, the history of jazz, and African retentions in the music of the New World. She is the author of Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook (2008, Oxford University Press). Carter was interviewed by Terry Gross on National Public Radio’s Fresh Air in a program that featured Will Marion Cook’s life and music.
Carter, Marva Griffin, "Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook" (2017). Dunbar Music Archive. 363.