Dominique-René de Lerma is currently on the music history faculty of the Conservatory of Music at Wisconsin's Lawrence University. He has been engaged in university teaching since 1951, when, not yet having been accorded his B.M. degree in music theory, he became the youngest member ever of the University of Miami's faculty. Subsequently, he accepted appointments at Indiana University and Morgan State University, remaining with each institution for 14 years. He has also served on the faculties of Northwestern University, Florida State University, the University of Oklahoma, and, as Visiting Professor in Library Science, at Kent State University. Prior to his appointment with Lawrence University, he was Director of the Center for Black Music Research in Chicago. His publications number more than 1,000 and have been published in Austria, Germany, Italy, Puerto Rico, France, England, Australia, and the United States. He was Chief Consultant to Columbia Records for their award-winning Black Composers Series. He regularly serves as a consultant to orchestras, ensembles and concert artists in the United States and Europe.