Elizabeth Morgan, Ph.D.
- B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School
- M.A., D.M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
A native of San Francisco, Elizabeth Morgan is a music historian and pianist. Her research interests include keyboard and chamber music of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, music and the body, virtuosity, and music and gender. Professor Morgan earned a Ph.D. in music history at UCLA, where she wrote a dissertation on amateur women pianists in late Georgian-era England. She has presented her work at numerous conferences, including the national meeting of the American Musicological Society (2008 and 2010), the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Feminist Theory and Music. As a pianist, Professor Morgan has performed throughout the US, as well as abroad. She frequently gives conversational recitals, where she introduces musical works with commentary from the keyboard, often tying programs together with a common theme or idea. Professor Morgan is best known for her recital program of keyboard works related to Jane Austen, which she has performed at venues around the country and throughout England. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in piano performance at Juilliard, and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano at UCLA, concurrently with her Ph.D. Prior to coming to Saint’s Joe’s, Professor Morgan taught at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz.
Professor Morgan teaches music history, piano performance, and chamber music at St. Joe's.