- Paula Morgan
(b Brooklyn, Aug 19, 1925). American musicologist. He studied at the University of California, Berkeley, under Bukofzer, Kerman, David Boyden and Lowinsky, receiving the BA in 1950, the MA in 1955 and the PhD in 1961. He taught at the University of Southern California from 1959 to 1963. Since then he has been on the faculty of New York University, where he was made professor in 1968; he was also the chairman (1967–70) and acting chairman of the department of music (1966–7; 1981; 1986–7) and associate dean of the graduate school of arts and science (1970–72). In 1976 he was appointed director of the American Institute for Verdi Studies at the university.
Chusid’s principal fields of research are the operas of Verdi and the music of Schubert. In addition to his articles on tonality in Verdi’s operas he has contributed A Catalog of Verdi’s Operas...