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Elizabeth Abbate

Music History Faculty

Elizabeth Abbate earned a B.A. and M.M. from Yale University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She studied violin with Philip Lewis, Syoko Aki, Shirley Givens, Koichiro Harada and Karen Clarke, and she held a Whiting fellowship from 1994–1995 and a teaching fellowship at Harvard University from 1989–1994 and again in 1997. Additionally, her paper on Mahler's First Symphony was delivered at the New England Chapter meeting of American Musicological Society in 1994.

Rebecca Marchand

Music History Faculty

Rebecca Marchand earned a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She specializes in American art music of the 20th and 21st centuries, but has wide-ranging interests as a vocalist and musical advocate.

Karen MacDonald Ruymann

Music History Faculty; Opera & Vocal Studies Faculty

Karen MacDonald Ruymann received her undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College in music education. She graduated summa cum laude with a M.M. in vocal performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she later received an Artist Diploma in advanced studies.

Elizabeth Seitz

Music History Faculty

Elizabeth Seitz received her Ph.D. in musicology from Boston University in 1995 with a dissertation on Manuel de Falla and the influence of Impressionism in his early works. She has presented many scholarly papers on music on a wide variety of subjects, from Schubert and Bach to Tito Puente and MTV.

Scott Metcalfe

Music History Faculty

Scott Metcalfe is musical and artistic director of Blue Heron, acclaimed by The Boston Globe as "one of the Boston music community's indispensables," and music director of New York City's Green Mountain Project (Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director), whose performances of Monteverdi's Vespers have been hailed by The New York Times as "quite simply terrific." Metcalfe has been invited to be guest director of TENET (New York), the Handel & Haydn Society (Boston), Emmanuel Music (Boston), the Tudor Choir and Seattle Baroque, Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver, BC), Quire

Andrew Shryock

Music History Faculty

Andrew Shryock is a member of the music history faculty at The Boston Conservatory. His research examines intersections of music, literature, and aesthetics in eighteenth-century England and specifically in the music of George Frideric Handel. This interest in music-text relations extends also to hip hop.

Elina Hamilton

Music History Faculty

Elina Hamilton is a musicologist who specializes in the history of music theory in the Middle Ages. Her doctoral research examined the intellectual context of English music theory in the 14th century and has been presented at numerous institutions including Oxford University, Princeton University, Charles University (Prague), and at MIT.

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