Historical performance is a rich and fascinating way of making music that has taken the world by storm. We examine the artefacts of music performance (written evidence and sound recordings when they exist) to find evidence and insights into how music of past eras was interpreted and expected to be performed.
We then use our musical intuition to fill in gaps in knowledge and to bring repertoire to life in fresh and innovative ways.
We offer principal study tuition in historical vocal practices and historical instruments including:
The Conservatorium is a vibrant centre for the study of historical performance, with a thriving culture in this field.
As a student specialising in Historical Performance, you will learn skills to become: