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A Harpsichord degree from UNT aims to provide students an understanding and command of solo literature of all national styles (Italian, French, German, English, Spanish, etc.) from the Renaissance through the early Classical periods, and with significant continuo playing experience with period instrument ensembles and singers.
Harpsichord majors are presented with numerous opportunities for these performances, such as solo recitals, playing continuo with the Baroque Orchestra and/or Collegium Singers, many period chamber ensembles, as well as a wide variety of student degree recitals.
In addition to private harpsichord instruction, students will also take courses in Performance Practice, Basso Continuo, Improvisation and Ornamentation, Harpsichord Literature, and time spent learning Tuning and Maintenance of harpsichords.
This major will prepare you for a career as a member of a symphony orchestra, a professional band, and as a soloist or a chamber musician. You can also work as a studio musician for movies and television, become a church musician or teach lessons in a private studio.
Our instrumental performance alumni include:
Other alumni perform with symphony orchestras in Fort Worth, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston and Kansas City, as well as major orchestras on five continents and with all major U.S. military bands.