Our historical performance division offers rigorous study and private instruction in 13 instruments, including the recorder. Coursework involves applied study on historical instruments, music history, music theory, performance practice, plus a wide range of performance opportunities, including recitals, concerts, and tours. Master classes and performances by the world’s foremost artists augment the experience.
- Program Type: Minor, Performance Diploma
- Master of Music (MM)
- Performance Diploma (PDip)
- Division: Historical Performance
Program DirectorDavid Breitman,
Associate Professor of Historical Performance
- Cindy Shairba, Administrative Assistant
Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.
“My personal strongest area of interest is French flutes, which I find to be wonderful musical instruments—although, virtually all flutes are interesting to me and many are superb instruments.”
Michael Lynn, Teacher of Recorder and Baroque Flute