Book cover of Elise Kirk's 'Musical Highlights from the White House.'
Musicologist Elise Kirk has been writing about music at the White House for more than a decade. She talks with PT Host Fred Child about the role of the president in the musical life of the America.
Kirk has written several books on the subject, including Musical Highlights from the White House, recently released in paperback. The book details the musical tastes of American presidents and the special performances of classical, jazz and pop music at the White House.