Isabelle Emerson is emerita professor of musicology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she taught for twenty-seven years, and president of the Mozart Society of America. She earned her B.A. degree at BarnardCollege, the Masterís degree in Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and the Ph.D. in musicology at Columbia University where she was organist and director of music at St. Paulís Chapel. Her book FiveCenturies of Women Singers appeared in 2005.