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.*
Most practice and instruction takes place on the Flemish-style harpsichord by Anderson Dupree. Harpsichords by Bannister and Dowd are also available.
The harpsichord is regularly used for accompaniment. Each semester enrolled harpsichordists have opportunities for solo performance.
*For some elective credits additional fees may apply.
- April 2015: Westminster harpsichord studio performs music of François Couperin le Grand at Westminster Choir College
- April 17, 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.
- Students and professors following a Harpsichord recital at the Philadelphia Cathedral.