Elizabeth Seitz

Headshot Elizabeth Seitz

General Info


Professor of Core Studies


Music History

Personal Website


Elizabeth Seitz joined the Conservatory in 2005 and serves as a professor of core studies in music history.

Seitz received her Ph.D. from Boston University, completing a dissertation discussing the early works of Manuel de Falla and his relationship to the Impressionist movement in France. She has given papers on a variety of topics, including Schubert, MTV, and Tito Puente. She has taught at New England Conservatory, Washington University, Tufts University, Brown University, and Boston University. In addition to teaching, Seitz participates in a wide range of community outreach programs and is a frequent lecturer at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, Rockport Chamber Series, Tanglewood, and elsewhere. She has written a musicological murder mystery titled Dissertation Most Deadly and is currently working on the sequel.

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • Music Division Faculty Member of the Year (Boston Conservatory, 2015)