• ​Jackie Gratz, Executive Director
    Osher Life Long Learning Institute,
    Towson University, Baltimore, MD

    Ellen has been an instructor since 2009 

    Dear Ellen,

    Many thanks for your many top-rate contributions to the Osher curricula over the years.  You bring such joy to all who take your classes---your gorgeous costumes, your great wealth and depth of knowledge of the musicals you present.

    And this session, the additional showing of the full length films!  More than I can say, you are an invaluable member of the Osher faculty.

    Thank you again.



  • “I have known Ellen Katz for many years in her capacity as a
  • lifelong learning instructor in music history.  She brings to the class
  • not only enthusiasm, but much historical and biographical information
  • that moves the class not only to simply enjoy the music but the history
  • as well.  She sings well, too.  ​All I can say is her classes are sold out
  • in several days—that’s testimony in itself!!

         Nancy Garfinkel, Director, Food for Thought Lectures, Baltimore, MD



  • ​Ellen’s classes are one of the highpoints of my week.  I leave smiling, feeling great!

  • A superteacher for the supermusicals!

  • Elegant, excellent, educational, entertaining!

  • I love to hear her sing as well.

  • Ellen Katz is one of my “favorite things”!

  • Love the costumes and appreciate the research behind the slides and lectures.  

  • ​ Love the enthusiasm, too!

  • Nice balance between music and information---A+

  • So uplifting—food for the soul!

  • Course far exceeded my expectations

  • Outstanding discussion on background of how musicals developed.  


  • Lively and wonderful instructor.

  • ​Ellen is amazing! Just love whatever she does!

  • Love Ellen’s enthusiasm for SuperMusicals!

  • These classes far exceeded my expectations.

  • I always leave feeling good!

  • Gives her all—the essence of a great teacher!

  • Love her singing and her costumes

  • What a dynamo—a ball of fire.

  • An excellent teacher—worthy of her reputationThese musicals have social significance.