Elizabeth Morgan, Ph.D.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, 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 research at numerous conferences, including the national meeting of the American Musicological Society, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Feminist Theory and Music, the North American British Music Studies Association, Society for 18th-Century Music, and the Society for American Music. Her work has been published in the journal 19th-century Music and by Ashgate and her article on battle pieces of the American Civil War is forthcoming in the Journal of the Society for American 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.
- B.M., M.M., Piano Performance, The Juilliard School
- D.M.A., Piano Performance, University of California, Los Angeles
- Ph.D., Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles
- MTF 154: Piano Performance
- MTF 157: Music History: Antiquity to 1750
- MTF 158: Music History: 1750 to the Present Day
- MTF 257: American Music
- MTF 258: Major Composers: Beethoven
- MTF 258: Major Composers: Bach
- MTF 354: Advanced Piano Performance
- MTF 370: Special Topics in Music History
- MTF 143: History of Rock and Pop
- Elizabeth Morgan, "War on the Home Front: Battle Pieces for the Piano from the American Civil War." Journal of the Society for American Music, Vol. 9, No. 4, November 2015.
- “The Accompanied Sonata and the Domestic Novel in Britain at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century.” 19th-Century Music, Vol. 36, No. 2, Fall 2012.
- “Pertinacious Industry: The Keyboard Etude and the Female Amateur in England, 1800-1820.” Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century: Artistry and Industry in Britain. Eds. Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and Patricia Zakreski. Ashgate Press, Fall 2013.