Dominique-Rene DeLerma (1928 - 2015) was a prominent, pioneering scholar in Black music research. After a career as a performing obosit, DeLerma received a PhD in musicology from Indiana University in 1958. Subsequesntly he taught at Indiana University (1963 - 1976), at Morgan State University (1976 - 1990), and at Peabody Conservatory (1983 - 1990). He served as Director of the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago from 1990 to 1993. He also taught at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. DeLerma was the author of several books, including the four volume Bibliography of Black Music (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981).