Students and professors following a Harpsichord recital at the Philadelphia Cathedral.

Harpsichord at Westminster

Students from all majors and departments study harpsichord at Westminster, exploring the instruments’ rich repertory and history, and learning to apply practical techniques in historical performance practice.*

The Instruments
Most practice and instruction takes place on the Flemish-style harpsichord by Anderson Dupree. Harpsichords by Bannister and Dowd are also available.

Performance
The harpsichord is regularly used for accompaniment. Each semester enrolled harpsichordists have opportunities for solo performance.

*For some elective credits additional fees may apply.

For more info:
Dr. Kathleen Scheide
Dayton 2
kscheide@rider.edu
609-921-7100 x8286

Past Recitals

  • April 2015: Westminster harpsichord studio performs music of François Couperin le Grand at Westminster Choir College
  • April 2012: Westminster harpsichord studio performs music of J. S. Bach in Bristol Chapel
  • April 2011: Kathleen Scheide, faculty recital, assisted by Le Meslange des Plaisirs, Jennifer Elaine Young, soprano and Timothy Urban, baritone
  • May 2010: Westminster harpsichord and organ students perform Music from the Court of Louis XIV
  • Edward Landin playing d'Anglebert's Prelude in G minor
  • Derrick Goff playing Louis Couperin's Chaconne in F Major
  • November 2008: Westminster harpsichord studio performs J.K.F. Fischer's Musikalischer Parnassus at the Philadelphia Cathedral
  • November 2007: Westminster harpsichord studio performs J.S. Bach's French suites at Westminster Choir College


Dr. Scheide, Prof. Cowan and students following Music from the Court of Louis XIV.