“My father is from Brooklyn, so we have family
here. We came in frequently from my native Pittsburgh,
and my parents always took us to theater. So
that was a long interest, and then I was a performer
as a child and in high school, came to New York,
sort of lost the performance thread, and in college
became interested in academia, which has always
struck me as a kind of performance. Teaching is a
kind of performance as well.”
That is how Dr. Elizabeth Wollman explains
the evolution of her interest in the performing arts.
She obtained her bachelor’s degree in English
from Columbia University and her doctorate in
ethnomusicology from the Graduate Center of
the City University of New York. Today she is an
associate professor in the Department of Fine and
Performing Arts of the Weissman School of Arts
and Sciences at Baruch College.
Romero, A. 2017. Wollman studies, teaches the magical world of Broadway musicals. College Talk (38):1-1. 27 August 2017.