area of study harpsichord

Harpsichord at YSM

The School of Music’s harpsichord program aims to give students a command of solo literature from the late Renaissance through to the pre-Classical periods, as well as extensive Baroque ensemble experience leading to fluent continuo realization with both singers and instrumentalists. Students also study Baroque performance practice, organology, and harpsichord tuning and maintenance. Harpsichordists at the Yale School of Music have the opportunity to perform on restored keyboard instruments at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments.

faculty spotlight

Arthur Haas
Lecturer in Harpsichord

Arthur Haas

Faculty harpsichordist Arthur Haas is an internationally renowned pedagogue and performer of Baroque and contemporary music.

Degrees + Programs

Master of Music

The two-year master of music (M.M.) degree program is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any major.

Master of Musical Arts

The performance-oriented master of musical arts (M.M.A.) program is designed for students who want to further their education beyond an M.M. degree.

Doctor of Musical Arts

The intensive doctor of musical arts (D.M.A) program is comprised of a two-year residency followed by a three-year period in which candidates launch their professional careers.

Artist Diploma

The highly selective artist diploma (A.D.) program is designed for young artists who demonstrate potential for a major concert career.

Certificate in Performance

The three-year certificate in performance program is designed for performers who do not hold a bachelor’s degree but want to study at the highest level.


The bachelor of arts/master of music (B.A./M.M) program is designed for young instrumentalists also interested in pursuing a liberal arts education.

Perform at Yale
At the Yale School of Music, there are numerous opportunities to perform in the School’s historic concert halls and throughout New Haven.
YSM’s emphasis on music as a service to our world has shaped many aspects of my musicianship.
Jonathan Salamon, harpsichord, ’17MM ’23DMA