Anna Celenza is the author of eight award-winning children’s books, including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in BlueBeethoven’s Heroic Symphony and Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite.  She has also published six scholarly books, most recently Jazz Italian Style (winner of the Bridge Book Prize) and the The Cambridge Companion to Gershwin.  Her current book project, Music that Changed America, is under contract with W.W. Norton.  Trained as a musicologist, Celenza holds a joint appointment at Krieger School of Arts and Science.