Jeanne Swack received the B.M. and M.M. degrees in flute performance from the University of Southern California and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. in musicology from Yale University. Her work has centered on the music of the German baroque, especially J. S. Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann, as well as the study of Anti-Semitism in musical texts.
She has published widely in such journals as the Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, and Acta Musicologica, has written book chapters for Cambridge and Oxford Presses, and has prepared editions of Telemann’s vocal and instrumental music (she is currently editing an entire Jahrgang of Telemann’s cantatas). Her book Music and Performance in the Music of Georg Philipp Telemann is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.
Jeanne Swack has received research awards from IREX, the DAAD, and NEH, and was the 1994 winner of the William Scheide Prize of the American Bach Society. She also co-directs the University of Wisconsin-Madison Early Music Ensemble and provides instruction on Baroque flute and recorder, and she holds an appointment in the Center for Jewish Studies.