Music theorist and mezzo soprano Elisabeth Kotzakidou Pace specializes in Analysis for Performance and the History of Music Theory—especially as they relate to the Rhetorical Paradigm that permeated European musical thought during the late Renaissance and Baroque eras. She earned her Ph.D. from Columbia University, her MM in Vocal Performance from The Juilliard School, and trained in Cognitive Science (Philosophy and Linguistics) at Princeton and the University of California, San Diego. She was a US Department of Education Fellow in Germany, where she also studied with baritone Hermann Prey. She has presented her work in print, at professional conferences throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, and at invited colloquia conducted at Harvard, Yale and elsewhere. Prof. Pace has taught at Washington University, Columbia University, and UCSD. She is the founder of the Baroque Ensemble Musical Oratory.