David Hursh is professor and head music librarian at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC where he is responsible for the daily operation of the largest collection of music materials in the eastern North Carolina region. David received the master of science in library science from Florida State University, the master of music in voice performance from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, and the bachelor of music in voice performance from Houghton College in Houghton, NY. Prior to joining the library faculty at ECU, he served as head of library technical services at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, FL and cataloger at Polk Community College in Winter Haven, FL. In addition to being a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and the Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, David has received several research grants and honors. Among these are the Music Library Association’s Walter Gerboth and Dena Epstein awards, the North Caroliniana Society’s Archie K. Davis Fellowship, and the North Carolina Society of Historians’ Paul Green and Willie Parker Peace awards. The last of these was for his book Good Medicine and Good Music: A Biography of Mrs. Joe Person published in 2009 by McFarland Publishing.