B.A. (1966) Brooklyn College
M.A. (1968), Ph.D. (1971) University of North Carolina
1207 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Marcia J. Citron, is Martha and Henry
Malcolm Lovett Distinguished Service Professor of Musicology. A
member of the faculty since 1976, Citron specializes in music of
the Romantic era, opera, opera on film, and gender issues in music.
In addition to numerous articles she has authored four books, including Letters
of Fanny Hensel to Felix Mendelssohn (cited as an "Outstanding
Book" by Choice Magazine), Cécile Chaminade: A Bio-Bibliography ,
and the award-winning Gender and the Musical Canon (Pauline
Alderman Prize for Most Important Book on Women in Music), which
has been issued in a reprint edition (2000).
Citron´s current research focuses on opera on film and television. In addition to a seminal article on Zeffirelli´s Otello (Musical Quarterly), she has written the book-length study Opera on Screen (Yale University Press 2000), and interpretive studies of Peter Sellars' telecast version of Cosi fan tutte and Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's opera films (Le nozze di Figaro and Rigoletto). She is also exploring the links between third-wave feminism and musicology. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the German Academic and Exchange Service, and Rice University. In the American Musicological Society she is currently chair of the Einstein Committee, which confers an award on the best musicological article by a junior scholar published the previous year.