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James GrymesJames A. Grymes is the author of Violins of Hope: Violins of the Holocaust—Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour (Harper Perennial, 2014), which won a National Jewish Book Award. He is also the author of Ernst von Dohnányi: A Bio-Bibliography (Greenwood Press, 2001), as well as the editor of both Ernst von Dohnányi: A Song of Life (Indiana University Press, 2002) and Perspectives on Ernst von Dohnányi (Scarecrow Press, 2005). His research has appeared in scholarly journals such as Acta MusicologicaHungarian QuarterlyMusic Library Association Notes, and Studia Musicologica

Grymes is Professor of Musicology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is an affiliate faculty member in the Holocaust, Genocide, & Human Rights Studies program and a member of the Honors Faculty. A recipient of teaching awards from the American Musicological Society and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, his writings on the pedagogy of music history and appreciation have appeared in Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom (Scarecrow Press, 2011) and the Journal of Music History Pedagogy.

Grymes holds a baccalaureate degree in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. He also holds a master's degree in Music Performance, a master's degree in Musicology, a Certificate in Early Music, and a Ph.D. in Musicology from The Florida State University, which has awarded him with a Faculty Citation for Distinguished Achievement in Scholarly Research in Music.