Writings about the composer and his music

Michele Girardi: “Piece of Mind” (thesis), Higher Conservatory of Music in Geneva, Switzerland (2013).

Sarah Hranac: Dana Wilson's music for horn (doctoral dissertation), University of Georgia (2012).

Valerie Vidal: Dana Wilson's music for saxophone (doctoral dissertation), University of Houston (2012).

Linda Bartley (faculty at the U. Of Wisconsin-Madison): featured article in "The Clarinet Journal" on "Liquid Ebony" for clarinet (and piano, wind ensemble, or orchestra) (2011).

Rudgers, Gregory: Discussion of "Piece of Mind" (Manhattan Beach Publishers) (2010).

Miller, James: "The Wind and Percussion Chamber Music of Dana Wilson." Doctoral dissertation, University of Minnesota (2009).

Salzman, Timothy: Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band, vol. 4. (Meredith/Hal Leonard) (2008). (Focuses on "Day Dreams").

Hoffman, Richard: an analysis "Masks" (for trumpet and piano) (doctoral dissertation), University of Southern California (2008).

Peterson, Elizabeth: "Meet the Composers" ("Instrumentalist" Oct., 2007, Volume 62, Number 3, pages 38-44)(partial inclusion), (October, 2007).

Reynish, Tim: "The Wind Music of Dana Wilson" http://www.timreynish.com/wilson.htm (2006).

Taylor, Robert: "The Vernacular Made Artful: An Analysis of Dana Wilson's Vortex and Dance of the New World." Doctoral Dissertation, Northwestern University (2005).

Camphouse, Mark, ed.: Composers on Composing for Band, Vol. 2. (GIA Publications) (2004).

Emge, Jeffrey: "Third-Stream Music for Band: An Examination of Jazz Influences in Five Selected Compositions for Winds and Percussion". Doctoral Dissertation, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (2000).

Ferrari, Lois: "Two Symphonic Wind Ensemble Compositions of Dana Wilson: Piece of Mind and Shakata: Singing the World into Existence." Doctoral Dissertation, Eastmans School of Music (1995).

Mathes, James. Analysis: Piece of Mind by Dana Wilson. Journal of Band Research, 25(2), 1-12 (1990).

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Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 1. (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Piece of Mind")

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 2. (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Dance of the New World")

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 2. (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Shakata: Singing the World into Existence")

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 5. (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Shortcut Home")

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 7. (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Colorado Peaks")

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 7 (Eugene Corporon et al.)(GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Day Dreams", including article by Stephen Peterson.)

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 7 (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "To set the darkness echoing....", including an article by Robert Taylor.)

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 8. (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Footsteps")

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 8. (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Odysseus and the Sirens")

Teaching Music through Performance in Band series, Vol. 8. (Eugene Corporon et al.) (GIA Publications.) (Focuses on "Sang!")