James Dapogny, A.Mus.D., holds degrees in composition from the University of Illinois, where he studied with Robert Kelly, Hunter Johnson and Ben Johnston. In addition to a full-time schedule in the classroom and research in jazz theory and history, he maintains an active nationwide career as pianist-bandleader, arranger and recording artist with James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band. He is editor of "Jelly Roll Morton: The Collected Piano Music," a first-of-its-kind collected edition of a jazz musician's work, and an editor and editorial board member of "Jazz Masterworks Editions," a publication project of Oberlin College and the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Dapogny joined the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor faculty in 1966. In 1982 he was honored with a Faculty Recognition Award for superb teaching and he has held a Thurnau Professorship.