Faculty Profile

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Rebecca Geoffroy-Schwinden

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology
College
College of Music

    

Education

PhD, Duke University, 2015.
Major: Musicology
Dissertation Title: Politics, the French Revolution, and Performance: Parisian Musicians as an Emergent Professional Class, 1749-1802
MA, Duke University, 2011.
Major: Musicology
BA, Penn State University, 2007.
Major: International Studies
Dissertation Title: with honors in history
BA, Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University, 2007.
Major: History
Degree Specialization: with honors in history

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MUCS 3100Z.001, Critical Studies in Music and Society Colloquium, Spring 2023
MUGC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2023
MUMH 6030.001, Professional Development in Musicology, Spring 2023
MUCS 3100Z.001, Critical Studies in Music and Society Colloquium, Fall 2022
MUGC 6950.726, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUGC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
MUGC 5950.717, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
MUMH 4770.001, Choral Literature, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 5950.724, Master's Thesis, Spring 2021
MUMH 6000.003, Seminar in Musicology, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.726, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
MUMH 5010.003, Introduction to Research in Music, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 5950.717, Master's Thesis, Fall 2020
MUMH 5341.001, Western Music History, 1700 1800, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MUMH 5010.002, Introduction to Research in Music, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUGC 5950.724, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
MUMH 4770.001, Masterpieces of Choral Literature, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUGC 6950.726, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
MUGC 5950.717, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
MUMH 5711.001, Seminar in Musicology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5341.001, Western Music History, 1700 1800, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5010.002, Introduction to Research in Music, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 5950.724, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
MUMH 4770.001, Masterpieces of Choral Literature, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2019
MUMH 5030.001, Advanced Issues in Music Research, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5010.001, Introduction to Research in Music, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 5950.717, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
MUMH 6900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2018
MUMH 5010.002, Introduction to Research in Music, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 4770.001, Masterpieces of Choral Literature, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2018
MUMH 6750.001, Classical Music, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5341.001, Western Music History, 1700 1800, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5010.002, Introduction to Research in Music, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 4770.001, Masterpieces of Choral Literature, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5010.001, Introduction to Research in Music, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 4070.001, Operatic Literature, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5110.001, History of Opera, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5341.001, Western Music History, 1700 1800, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 6750.001, Classical Music, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5010.001, Introduction to Research in Music, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. (2022). From Servant to Savant: Musical Privilege, Property, and the French Revolution. 336. New York: Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/from-servant-to-savant-9780197511510?cc=ca&lang=en&
Book Chapter
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D., Lingold, M., Mueller, D., Trettien, W. (2018). Digital Approaches to Historical Acoustemologies: Replication and Reenactment. Digital Sound Studies. 231–49. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D., Beaurepaire, P., Bourdin, P., Wolff, C. (2018). The Revolution of Jommelli's Objets d'art: Bernard Sarrette's Acquisition of Musical Manuscripts for the Bibliothèque du Conservatoire. Moving Scenes: The Circulation of Music and Theatre in Europe, 1700–1815. 61–76. Oxford: Oxford Studies in the Enlightenment, Voltaire Foundation.
Book Review
R. D. (2020). Review of Emily H. Green, Dedicating Music, 1785–1850. Revue de musicologie. Revue de musicologie. 106, no. 2, 534–6.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2019). Review of Olivia Bloechl, Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France. Society for Eighteenth-Century Music Newsletter. 33(Spring 2019), 9–10.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. Review of R. J. Arnold, Musical Debate and Political Culture in France, 1700–1800. Music & Letters. Music & Letters. 99, no. 1(2018), 124–6. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2014). Review of Mark Darlow, Staging the French Revolution: Cultural Politics and the Paris Opéra, 1789–1794. Eighteenth-Century Music. 11(1), 115–118. Cambridge: Cambridge Journals.
Critical Review
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. (2020). Conference Report. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Denver, March 21–23, 2019.. Eighteenth-Century Music. Eighteenth-Century Music. 17, no. 1, 138–40. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Journal Article
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2019). Music as Feminine Capital in Napoleonic France: Nancy Macdonald's Musical Upbringing. Music & Letters. 100(2), 302–334. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2018). Music, Copyright, and Intellectual Property during the French Revolution: A Newly Discovered Letter from André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry. Transposition: Musique et sciences sociales. 7, 17. Paris: l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales et la Cité de la musique-Philharmonie de Paris. http://journals.openedition.org/transposition/2057
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2017). A Lady-in-Waiting's Account of Marie Antoinette's Musical Politics: Women, Music, and the French Revolution. Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture. 21, 72–100. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2014). Horrific Opera, Aesthetic Violence: Genere in Dario Argento's Opera (1987). Kinetophone. 1, 15–34. Lisbon: “Listening to the moving images: new interdisciplinary methodologies for the study of sound and music on Portuguese cinema and media”, funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) and developed at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia – Centro de Estudos em Música e Dança (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)..
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2014). Rousseau and the Revolutionary Repertoire. Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture. 43, 89–110. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. (2019). La Bohème at the Dallas Opera. Opera News. New York: Metropolitan Opera Guild. https://www.operanews.com/
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2019). Carmen at the Dallas Opera. Opera News. 83, . New York: Metropolitan Opera Guild.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2018). La Traviata at the Dallas Opera. New York, NY: Metropolitan Opera Guild.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2018). Samson et Dalila at the Dallas Opera. 36. New York, NY: Metropolitan Opera Guild.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2017). Norma at the Dallas Opera. Opera News. 44. New York, NY: Metropolitan Opera Guild.
Newsletter
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2020). Teaching ‘1700–1800’ in 2020. Society for Eighteenth-Century Music Newsletter. 36(Fall 2020), 5–6. Society for Eighteenth-Century Music.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2016). To the illustrious members of our learned society.... Society for Eighteenth-Century Music Newsletter. 3. Society for Eighteenth-Century Music.
Scholarly Preface
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2015). Adolph Charles Adam, Si j'étais roi (Overtüre). Musikproduktion Jürgen Höflich.
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2014). André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, La rosière républicaine (Ballettmusik). Musikproduktion Jürgen Höflich.
Webpage
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (2014). Organs of the Soul: Sonic Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris. Provoke! Digital Edition. Durham, NC: Duke University PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge. http://sites.fhi.duke.edu/soundbox/the-collection-provoke/.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. (Principal), "Washington DC Faculty Fellow," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, Funded. (February 2020).
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R., "CREATE Program," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (May 2019June 2019).
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D., "Scholarly and Creative Activity Award," University of North Texas, $3500 Funded. (May 2018June 2018).
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Summer Research Support Award," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (June 2016August 2016).
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (Principal), "Ottis Green Fellowship," Sponsored by Duke University Graduate School, Other, $21580 Funded. (August 2014May 2015).
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (Principal), "Summer Research Fellowship," Sponsored by Duke University Graduate School, Other, $5000 Funded. (June 2014August 2014).
Grant - Research
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R., "M. Elizabeth C. Bartlett Grant for Research in France," Sponsored by American Musicological Society, National, $2100 Funded. (June 2019July 2019).
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D., "Conference Support Program," Sponsored by UNT Faculty Success, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (November 8, 2017November 12, 2017).
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (Supporting), Youngs, J. (Principal), "I-GRO, GAMES," Sponsored by UNT International, University of North Texas, $3200 Funded. (June 2016July 2016).
Geoffroy-Schwinden, R. D. (Principal), "Membership and Professional Development Grant," Sponsored by American Musicological Society, International, $200 Funded. (November 2014).
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