Dr. Marcia Green graduated from the Eastman School of Music where she studied voice, piano, and organ. She obtained advanced degrees from The State University of New York at Buffalo (M. Ed.) and the doctorate (in interdisciplinary music education) from the University of Southern California. She studied voice with Eileen Farrell at the Peabody Conservatory and appeared with Opera Sacra, Opera Western New York, Syracuse Opera, and the New York City Opera.
A prominent educator and educational consultant, she created and inaugurated the courses "The Don Juan Myth in Music and Literature" and "The Faust Myth in Music and Literature" at San Francisco State University. She has lectured widely in the United States, Canada, England, Portugal, Russia, and Italy. Her articles and essays on music, cinema, literature, and the arts have appeared in a wide variety of publications and have been translated into many languages. Her essays on music and film appear regularly in Cineforum. Her film, "La ci darem...'yo mama!" was screened in New York, San Francisco, Bologna, Boston, and other venues. A past president of the National Association for Humanities Education, she has just been appointed to the Advisory Committee to the Board of the Custom Made Theatre Company.
She is a specialist in the relations of music to the other art forms, humanities, and psychology. She is the Executive Director and CFO of the Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA), an educational non-profit that she started last year that is dedicated to bringing together the educational resource potentials for the arts and humanities. She also teaches at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute (OLLI) at San Francisco State University's downtown San Francisco campus where, in the spring, she will be giving a course on Wagner's Ring Cycle.