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Author Biography: D. Antoinette Handy is a flutist with degrees from New England Conservatory and Northwestern University, a diploma from Paris National Conservatory and honorary degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music and Whittier College. She was a Humanities Fellow at the University of North Caroluna and Duke University. She has taught flute, music theory and history at several colleges and universities and has been resident flutist with many leading American and European orchestras. She recently retired as Director of the Music Program, National Endowment for the Arts. Her previous Scarecrow Press books include "International Sweethearts of Rhythm" (1998) and "Black Conductors" (1995).