Esther M. Morgan-Ellis logo Esther M. Morgan-Ellis

Esther M. Morgan-Ellis is Associate Professor of Music History at the University of North Georgia, where she also directs the orchestra and coaches the old-time string band. She researches participatory music-making practices of the past and present. Her work on the American community singing movement can be found in her monograph, Everybody Sing! Community Singing in the American Picture Palace (2018), and in a wide range of musicological journals. She has also written about the learning habits of old-time musicians and online singing practices developed during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Community Singing (2024) and editor of Navigating Stylistic Boundaries in the Music History Classroom: Crossover, Exchange, Appropriation (Routledge, 2024).

Her full CV is available here  . You can contact her by email