Dr. DeVenney has made substantive contributions to scholarship in American choral music through his fourteen books and dozens of articles. In addition to a five-volume annotated bibliographic guide to American choral music, he wrote the first historical survey of this important repertory, as well as books on opera, musical theatre, and cultural studies. The Choral Journal called him “one of the most industrious scholars on the current scene,” while MLA Notes labeled his contributions to the study of American choral music “an impressive accomplishment." For fifteen years, he was General Editor of the Research Memorandum Series published by Chorus America. His many arrangements of American folk songs and original choral works are heard frequently on concerts and are published by Roger Dean and Yelton Rhodes Music; his critical edition of John Knowles Paine's Mass in D, an important nineteenth-century American masterwork, is now available (Serenissima Music, available through Amazon.com); and his three-volume textbook series Conducting Choirs (Roger Dean) was published in 2010. Dr. DeVenney served as Contributing Editor for choral music entries for the new Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, soon to be released.