Dr. Elisabeth Kotzakidou Pace is the Founder, President, and General Director of The Musical Oratory Foundation.Elisabeth Kotzakidou Pace earned her Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Music Theory from Columbia University, and her Master's in Vocal Performance from The Juilliard School. Her major teachers were Doris Yarick Cross, Hermann Prey, Edith Bers, Ena Thiessen, George Trovillo, and Albert Fuller. She holds additional postgraduate degrees in Philosophy, Linguistics, and Science from the University of California, San Diego and the Georgia Institute of Technology. As an undergraduate she studied Physics at the National University of Athens, and Voice and Piano Performance at the Conservatory of Athens, Greece. She conducted her graduate work in Cognitive Science at Princeton University and the University of California in San Diego.The recipient of numerous awards and scholarships in music, science, and the humanities, Dr. Kotzakidou Pace was a US Department of Education Language and Area Studies Fellow in Germany, an A. W. Mellon Research Fellow, a President's Fellow at Columbia University, the recipient of the B. & H. Lewine and Max Dreyfus Scholarships at The Juilliard School, a first place winner of a NATO Scholarship, and a finalist in the 2002 competition of the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.After a decade as an opera singer and recitalist, Dr. Kotzakidou Pace returned to scholarly work specializing in Music Analysis and the History of German Music Theory during the late Renaissance and Baroque eras. She has presented invited lectures and colloquia at the Sorbonne, Harvard, Yale, University of California in Santa Barbara, the California Institute for the Arts, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Maryland, and the University of British Columbia. She has given dozens of conference papers at regional and national conferences of the American Musicological Society, the Music Theory Society, the American Bach Society; and internationally, at the German Society for Music Theory, the European Society for the Cognitive Science of Music, the International Society for Systematic and Comparative Musicology, and the Austrian Society for Semiotics. She has taught at Columbia University, University of California in San Diego, and Washington University. Her scholarly work appears in American, British, German, Swedish, and Austrian publications.Bio courtesy of The Musical Oratory Foundation.
Elisabeth Kotzakidou Pace
PhD, Music Theory