Esther Morgan-EllisDahlonega, GA
Esther M. Morgan-Ellis serves as Associate Professor of Music History and World Music at the University of North Georgia, where she also directs the orchestra. Her monograph, Everybody Sing!: Community Singing in the American Picture Palace, was published by UGA Press in 2018. Her work has appeared in American Music, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, and Journal of Music History Pedagogy.
A survey course can easily convey the impression that “great” music is a finite resource generated by a handful of genius composers. When students become researchers, however, the picture changes.