Rebecca Cypess

Musicologist and historical keyboardist Rebecca Cypess is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Department of Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. She is the author of Curious and Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo’s Italy (2016), co-editor of Sara Levy’s World: Gender, Judaism, and the Bach Tradition in Enlightenment Berlin (2018), and is currently at work on a book titled Women and Musical Salons in the Enlightenment. She is the author of over two dozen peer-reviewed articles and book chapters dealing with topics as diverse as the history of musical technologies, music and Jewish culture, baroque performance practices, and gender and performance studies in early music. She is the founder of the Raritan Players, a period-instrument ensemble that explores little-known repertoire and performance practices of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries—especially those associated with women. She holds a PhD, MPhil, and MA from Yale University, an MMus from the Royal College of Music (London), an MA from Yeshiva University, and a BA from Cornell.