Mitchell Morris
Professor, Musicology

Professor; Musicology

Mitchell Morris taught at UCSD and McGill University before coming to UCLA in 1997. Among his many specialties are: Music, Gender, and Sexuality; Opera Studies; Music at the last fin-de-siecle; Russian and Soviet Music; American popular song; Ecomusicology; Film and TV Music. He is a co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of the American Musical and the author of The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s. A frequent collaborator with the Los Angeles Opera, he is also an active working librettist with premieres in the US and Mexico.

UCLA Faculty and Opera Alumnus Share in LA Opera's Double Grammy Win
LA Opera’s 2015 production of composer John Corigliano and librettist William M. Hoffman’s “The Ghosts of Versailles” won Grammys for opera recording and engineered classical album. The former went to a team

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