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Rebecca Cypess Bio


Rebecca Cypess joined the Rutgers faculty in Fall 2012, having served previously as a faculty member in musicology at the New England Conservatory. She has also taught in the department of music at Yale University, at the Yale School of Music, and at Southern Connecticut State University. In her teaching and research, Cypess specializes in the history, interpretation and performance of music in 17th- and 18th-century Europe. She has published in major journals of her field, including the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Music & Letters, Early Music, The Musical Quarterly, and others. Her book, "Curious and Modern Inventions": Music and Instrumentality in Early Modern Italy/i>, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press. In addition to her work as a musicologist, Cypess is a harpsichordist and fortepianist. Her courses and research projects frequently seek to establish connections between musicology and performance practice.