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Music Master

Written by Sharon S. Blake



Deane Root, one of the nation’s leading music historians, has been named editor in chief of Oxford University Press’ Grove Music Program, renowned as the largest, most prestigious, and most authoritative single reference work on Western music.

Root, who is director of Pitt’s Center for American Music, will select and chair an editorial board to guide the academic direction of Grove Music Online, the leading Web resource for music research, and related print projects.

In his new post, Root—professor of music and the Fletcher Hodges Jr. Curator of Pitt’s Foster Hall Collection—will help determine new subject areas, oversee revisions, and recommend scholars to serve as reviewers or editors.