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.
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.
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.