Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Assistant Professor

University of North Texas

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden is an assistant professor of Music History at the University of North Texas. Her work brings the combined methodologies of history and anthropology to archival work on eighteenth-century music, particularly of the French Revolution. Rebecca’s concern for the politics of musical production seeks to move past the rhetoric of struggle toward a nuanced understanding of the relationships that animate musical labor and expression. Her interests include the professionalization of musicians in eighteenth-century Paris, the symbiotic relationship between French Enlightenment philosophies of music and everyday musical practices, and networks of amateur and professional musicians across Parisian social institutions. Rebecca’s recent work has investigated the music education and musical careers of women in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century France.