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  2. Historical Performance

Getting to the root of it all.

SFCM offers a comprehensive track of study geared toward music of the past.

Delve deeply into the music and performance styles of the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. In this program, you’ll develop and refine your skills in historical styles, whether on keyboards, baroque violin, viola, or cello, historical plucked strings, and winds. Historical performance opportunities are open to all SFCM students, and our acclaimed Baroque Ensemble performs regularly throughout the year.


We’re waiting to show you around.

We look forward to your visit! Contact the Office of Admission to take a tour of our facilities and audit a class. You can also contact the historical performance faculty directly to arrange a consultative lesson.


Take the classes that quicken your heartbeat.

This diploma track offers the most direct route to a deep understanding of historical music. Make use of SFCM’s resources to learn how historical techniques can enrich everything you play.


Get out and play.

Historical performance opportunities are always available to students. SFCM’s Baroque Ensemble and various chamber groups showcase our wealth of historical instrumentalists.