SFCM offers a comprehensive track of study geared toward music of the past.
Historical Performance at SFCM offers bachelor's and master's music degrees in harpsichord and a one-year professional studies certificate in historical performance in the following areas: voice, baroque violin, viola, cello, historical keyboards, and historical plucked strings.
Traverse all eras of music history in an environment that stimulates a vivid dialogue between students, faculty, guest artists, and audiences about the important place of historical performance in music making today. Explore written, visual, and recorded primary sources and use that knowledge to create contemporary performances that are relevant, vibrant, and provocative.
Opportunities to study historical performance and perform instruments from the seventeenth century to the present (as part of our extensive collection) are open to all SFCM students, and our Baroque Ensemble performs regularly throughout the year.
A roster of unparalleled musicianship
Corey Jamason, Chair; Historical Keyboards; Baroque Ensemble Co-Director
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Baroque Violin and Viola; Coaching and Excerpts Historical Performance Baroque Violin and Viola
Elisabeth Reed, Baroque Cello and Viola da Gamba; Baroque Ensemble Co-Director; Coaching and Excerpts Historical Performance Baroque Cello and Viola da Gamba
Richard Savino, Historical Plucked Strings; Coaching and Excerpts Historical Performance Historical Plucked Strings