Historical Performance

Spend your career bringing new life to historical masterpieces

Our historical performance programs offer you the highest standard of instrumental and vocal training along with a thorough grounding in the academic reference tools of the profession so you can study, interpret, and perform period-specific music of the past millennium through to the early twentieth century.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have a wealth of performance experience, the scholarly tools of historical performance, access to a network of dedicated alumni, and the entrepreneurial skills and support required to build a successful career. 

Perform on a regular basis

As a historical performance student, you’ll perform as part of an ensemble throughout your time at Jacobs.

There are seasonal ensemble opportunities open to all music school students, including the Recorder Consort, Viol Consort, and student ad-hoc ensembles. In addition, you can participate in a wide variety of official Jacobs School of Music ensembles, including the Baroque/Classical Orchestra and Concentus.

Learn more about ensembles

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