Stephanie Stein Crease is a music journalist with extensive experience in the recording industry. Her previous book, Gil Evans: Out of the Cool, won the 2002 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and was nominated for Best Jazz Book by the Jazz Journalists Association. She lives in New York City.
"Invaluable, incisive, and a wonderful read, too. If only Salieri's parents had had this book!" -- David Hajdu, author, Positively 4th Street and Lush Life "Reading Stephanie Crease's book is like sitting down with a good friend--laughing, listening to her wise words, and suddenly realizing that your life has been changed and lit up with joy." --Paula Robison, world-famous flutist "This informative and useful guide, which includes suggested reading and listening resources, is highly recommended for all public libraries and for academic libraries that support music education programs." -- Library Journal