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Candidates for graduate study in harpsichord should show great potential both in solo and collaborative performance. The degree aims to give the student 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.
In addition, students will acquire knowledge about Baroque performance practice, organology, and tuning/maintenance issues. Yale offers the opportunity to study and play keyboard instruments at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments.
Students in the School of Music may elect to study harpsichord as a secondary instrument, with permission of the instructor.
Read the complete program requirements in the Yale School of Music Bulletin.