Elizabeth Morgan

By Brian Potter on April 23, 2013.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Elizabeth Morgan is an Assistant Professor at St. Joseph's University, where she teaches music history, piano performance, and chamber music. Her research interests include keyboard and chamber music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, music and the body, virtuosity, and music and gender. She has published articles about the development of the piano etude, battle pieces of the American Civil War, and accompanied sonatas performed by musical amateurs in early 19th-century England. As a pianist, Dr. 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. She 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 bachelor's and master’s degrees in piano performance at the Juilliard School and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano and Ph.D. in historical musicology at UCLA, where she worked with Susan McClary. She lives in Nether Providence with her husband, their two sons, and their wire fox terrier.