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Elizabeth (Beth) Abbate

Music History Faculty

Elizabeth (Beth) Abbate earned a B.A. at Yale College, an M.M. in violin performance at Yale School of Music and a Ph.D. at Harvard University, where she received a Whiting Fellowship and completed a dissertation on “Myth, Symbo, and Meaning in Mahler’s Early Symphonies.” While her primary focus is on 19th- and 20th-century symphonic traditions—particularly the music of Mahler—her secondary interests include music of Webern and Messiaen.

Rebecca Marchand

Music History Faculty

Rebecca Marchand earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a P.S.C. in performing arts administration from Emerson College.

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 C

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.

Joel Schwindt

Joel Schwindt received his Ph.D. in Musicology from Brandeis University in 2014.

His primary interests lie in manifestations of academic and religious philosophy in music, focusing primarily on Italy and France during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

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