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Dr. Ted Honea instructing a French horn player

Academics and Education

Historical Performance and Practice is the “new wave” in the professional classical music world.  The knowledge of HPP will enable music students to gain a broader perspective and enhanced professional opportunities.

Applied and academic classes are currently offered and can be taken as music electives for music majors:

  • MUS 4343 Music Research and Methods
  • MUS 4483/5483 Collegium Musicum
  • MUS 4910/5725 History of Performance
  • MUS 5133 Baroque Music
  • MUS 5163 Classical Era Music
  • MUS 5312 Introduction to Music Research
  • MUS 5733 History of Theory
  • MUS 5773 History of Instruments
  • MUS 5910 Translation Skills in Music
  • MUS 5930 Individual Study in Music
  • MPER 5052 Applied Historical Instruments
  • MPER 4000 Applied Baroque Bass
  • MPER 4000 Applied Baroque Flute
  • MPER 4000 Applied Baroque Recorder
  • MPER 4000 Applied Baroque Viola
  • MPER 4000 Applied Baroque Violin
  • MPER 4000 Applied Baroque Cello

Music Minor - Historical Performance

Historical Instruments

The Center owns several historical instruments that are available to students:

  • Recorder
  • Baroque Flute (Transverse Flute)
  • Baroque Oboe
  • Baroque-era Natural Horn
  • Classical-era Natural Horn
  • Cornetto (modern reproduction)
  • 11-keyed Bass Ophicleide in B-flat
  • 7-keyed Soprano Bugle in B-flat
  • Baroque Violin
  • Baroque Viola
  • Baroque Cello
  • Baroque Bass
  • Brad Bennight Harpsichord

Student Activity Group

The Historical Performance Practice Student Activity Group organizes events on and off campus. For information, please contact:

Jose Batty, President,

Brian Dunagan, Vice President,

Orlando Ramirez, Treasurer,

Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, Faculty Advisor,