Early Music Department

HPI Update

Joanna Blendulf appointed Associate Professor of Baroque Cello and Viola da Gamba

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New Journal from the HPI and IU Press!

Historical Performance - a peer-reviewed annual journal.

Click here to read an overview, from HPI Director, Dana Marsh

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Fourth ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Historical Performance: 

Theory, Practice, and Interdisciplinarity

May 17-19, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS COMING SOON!

2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

NPR Broadcast Excerpts

WFIU & Public Radio International

Hear a quick sampling of our 2014 Christmas broadcast from Harmonia Early Music and Public Radio International! Read more here...

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EMI Founder

Learn more about EMI founder Thomas Binkley’s career and contributions.

HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE & EARLY MUSIC DEPARTMENT

Historical Performance at Jacobs offers students the highest standard of instrumental and vocal training along with a thorough grounding in the academic reference tools of the profession – comprehensive theoretical, critical, historiographical and practical skills: to study, interpret, and perform period-specific music of the past millennium through to the early twentieth century.

Since its founding by Thomas Binkley in 1979, the Historical Performance Institute (established as the Early Music Institute) has been the pioneering, leading program of its kind in the United States. Its six full-time and ten part-time faculty have exerted a defining influence on the profession. Today, the rosters of university faculties and leading period instrument and vocal ensembles are replete with JSoM-HPI alumni who continue to make significant contributions to the field as vocalists and instrumentalists; as soloists, educators, administrators, advocates, and founders of new ensembles and performance organizations.

 

 

  Johannes–Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
  2018 Baroque Orchestra & Voices of Concentus
  John Butt, guest director | Bojan Čičić, guest concertmaster

In addition to a comprehensive core curriculum in historical performance, students benefit from a wealth of interdisciplinary resources across the Indiana University Bloomington campus: