Office: Music House 23
Director of the Honors Program
Eastman School of Music, Ph.D. Musicology
Eastman School of Music, DMA
Eastman School of Music, MA Musicology
Eastman School of Music, MM–PRL
University of Wisconsin–Parkside, BA
Dr. Marjorie A. Roth is Professor of Music History and Studio Flute, faculty advisor to the music department’s student academic music society, Musica Mundana, and director of the early music reading ensemble Musica Arcana. She is also Director of Nazareth’s Honors Program. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Dr. Roth pursued dual graduate degrees at the Eastman School of Music, studying flute in the class of Bonita Boyd (MM-Performance & Literature, 1986; Doctor of Musical Arts, 1998), and musicology (MA Musicology, 1990; PhD Musicology, 2005). She worked as a research assistant at the Gesellschaft für Musikfreunde in Vienna, Austria (June, 1996), and her Ph.D dissertation was in part supported by a Fulbright research grant in Vienna (1998-99). In 1999-2000 she was awarded Eastman’s Elsa T. Johnson dissertation-writers fellowship and subsequently completed a dissertation on Orlando di Lasso’s Prophetiae Sibyllarum (“The Voice of Prophecy: Orlando di Lasso’s Sibyls and Italian Humanism”).
An active scholar and pedagogue, Dr. Roth’s research interests include Renaissance Studies, Women’s Studies, Esoteric Studies, and Music History Pedagogy. She has published in these areas and has presented scholarly papers in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Egypt. In 2010 she was named “Master Teacher” by the American Musicological Society Committee on Career-Related Issues. Dr. Roth is devoted to promoting study abroad opportunities for her music students and Honors Program students and has offered upper-level music history classes in Italy (Pescara, Venice) and Austria (Salzburg, Vienna). At Nazareth she teaches studio flute lessons and also various courses in music history, music research & writing, women’s studies, and music & magic. In 2012 she and a colleague in Philosophy were awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities grant to create a new course devoted to the value of a Liberal Arts education. Marjorie Roth is an active member of the Rochester Flute Association, past member of Schola feminarum (women’s chant ensemble, C. Liggett, dir.) and Capella Antiqua (chant & polyphony ensemble, P. Macey, dir.), and she occasionally writes concert previews for Rochester’s City Newspaper.