Carol G. Marsh received her Ph.D. from the City University of New York, with a dissertation on early 18th-century English dance sources. She is Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she taught music history, viola da gamba, early music notation, and directed the Collegium Musicum. In Spring 1998 she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Salzburg. Her books include Musical Theatre at the Court of Louis XIV: Le Mariage de la Grosse Cathos (with Rebecca Harris-Warrick), La Danse Noble: An Inventory of Dances and Sources (with Meredith Little), and the facsimile edition of L’Abbé’s New Collection of Dances. An internationally recognized authority on Baroque dance and dance notation, Dr. Marsh has published extensively in this field, including articles in Grove Music, MGG, and a number of historical dance journals. She has lectured and given dance workshops at numerous universities in the United States and abroad, and has been on the faculty at many early music and dance workshops in North America and Europe, teaching viola da gamba, Renaissance music notation, and historical dance.
In 2010 she moved to Washington, DC, where she enjoys a vast array of cultural offerings along with a car-free life.