SFCM offers a comprehensive track of study geared toward music of the past.
Historical Performance at SFCM traverses all eras of music history, allowing for an environment that enables the study of period performance practice and produces contemporary performances that are relevant, vibrant, and provocative. In this program, which offers a professional studies certificate in historical performance and bachelor's and master's music degrees in harpsichord and organ, you’ll develop and refine your skills in historical styles, whether on keyboards, baroque violin, viola, cello, or viola da gamba, and historical plucked strings. Historical Performance opportunities are open to all SFCM students, and our acclaimed Baroque Ensemble performs regularly throughout the year.
A roster of unparalleled musicianship
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Baroque Violin and Viola; Coaching and Excerpts Historical Performance Baroque Violin and Viola
Corey Jamason, Chair; Historical Keyboards; Baroque Ensemble Co-Director
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