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Brisch Center for Historical Performance

The aim of historical practice and performance is to understand and present music from the past as close to the composers’ intention as possible. This includes the use of historical instruments (or modern replicas) as well as the knowledge of repertoire and how it was performed at the time (performance traditions). These performance traditions were not necessarily notated in the score, but have been identified through first hand literature such as those treatises in the Honea Research Collection. The Center actively encourages students to engage in guided individual study research projects in areas of their particular interest, especially those that utilize the Center’s extensive resources in primary texts. The goal of the center is to increase understanding and enjoyment of the music.

Brisch Center Faculty

Dr. Ted Honea, Academic Coordinator

Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, General Coordinator


Joseph Arndt, Harpsichord

Dr. Emily Butterfield, Baroque Flute

Dr. John Clinton, Conductor

Meryl Geib, Baroque Cello, Performance Coordinator

Dr. Michael Geib, Baroque Bass

Dr. Ted Honea, Musicology, Natural Horn

Dr. Peggy Moran, Natural Horn

Dr. Ralph Morris, Baroque Violin and Viola

Theodora Morris, Recorder and Baroque Violin

Dr. Sallie Pollack, Harpsichord

Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, Baroque Cello and Musicology

Thresa Swadley, Baroque Cello

Natalie Syring, Baroque Flute

Dr. Hong Zhu, Baroque Violin

Bach in Oklahoma

Brisch Center for Historical Performance

Documentary Video
By Andrea Dillingham

Brisch Center’s annual festival will take place in 2021

(time and date TBD)

The festival will feature: 

  • Prof. Brian Gorrell, Director of the UCO Jazz Program
  • Dr. Ted Honea, Academic Coordinator Brisch Center
  • Janna Montgomery, Musicology
  • Prof. Paul Leonhuits, Recorder, Director of the Early Music Program at UNT
  • Prof. Arash Noori, Theorbo, UNT
  • Sydney ZumMallen, Viola da Gamba, Juilliard School

The main concert will take place in the Radke Fine Arts Theatre on campus. The Master Classes for Recorder, Viola da Gamba and Guitar/Theorbo will be hosted in the School of Music Building.

man with guitar

woman playing viola

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