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Wesley Professor Publishes Music History Book

Wesley College Director of Bands and Music Education, Dr. Jordan Kinsey, has recently released a book about the early history of military music in the United States.

Dr. Kinsey’s book “A Forgotten Legacy: The Impact of Gaetano Carusi and his Band of Italian Musicians on the American Concert Band” was published by Lambert Academic Publishing in December.

Based on Dr. Kinsey’s dissertation research at Rutgers University; the book tells the story of an Italian band that was brought to America on the order of President (and accomplished musician) Thomas Jefferson, in his attempt to improve the quality of the United States Marine Band.

The book is available at MoreBooks! website.