Historical Performance: MM
from the Bulletin
The Master of Music in Historical Performance program at Boston University provides a training ground for students pursuing performance and teaching careers either as instrumentalists on period instruments or as singers specializing in music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Through performance practice seminars, instruction in period performance and thoroughbass realization, coached chamber music ensemble participation, and various performance opportunities both within and outside of the School, students develop a sensibility and repertoire of techniques that enable them to marry historical information with musical intuition. The city of Boston, long a world center for early music performance, serves as a supportive backdrop in developing student careers. Boston University’s resources—its libraries, facilities, and faculty—offer students rich support in the pursuit of their studies. Additionally, MM candidates enjoy professional-level performance opportunities in many local groups as well as mounting their own public performance projects.