Master of Music Degree with Emphasis in Historical Performance

Available to Brass, Strings, and Woodwinds

Students in the Master of Music program have the opportunity to further develop musical expertise by exploring an historical performance component. In addition to standard program requirements, you will take private lessons on a period instrument, perform in an early music chamber ensemble, and participate in the Baroque Orchestral Studies Course. In addition, one year of early music department seminar will provide insight into a wide range of technical, historical, theoretical, and aesthetic issues through master classes, discussions, and presentations.

Additional Requirements   


Individual Instruction on a period Instrument


Core Course, in consultation with department chair      


Early Music chamber ensemble


Early Music department seminar


Final jury or recital on a period instrument


Interested students should contact Sean Wang, Acting Chair of Historical Performance (swang(at) and the prospective period instrument instructor (see Faculty list).