Elizabeth Seitz received her doctorate from Boston University with a dissertation on the early works of Manuel de Falla and his relationship to the Impressionist movement. She is a full-time faculty member at The Boston Conservatory, where she teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate musicology courses, including seminars on Bach, Schubert, Berlioz, and Britten. Her specialties are turn-of-the-century German Post-Romanticism and Impressionism. She has also taught at Boston University, New England Conservatory of Music, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Washington University, and Brown University.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Seitz participates in a variety of community outreach programs. She has lectured on topics ranging from Machaut to MTV for audiences of varying ages; is the principal guest lecturer for the Boston Lyric Opera; and frequently lectures at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Tanglewood, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, and Exploritas, in addition to the New York Philharmonic.
Dr. Seitz is the author of the musicological murder mystery Dissertation Most Deadly and is currently working on a sequel, Murder Most Melodious.