2018 Conference

SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE

HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (HKSNA)

 

May 9-12, 2018

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, U.S.A.

 

            The 7th annual meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) will be held from Wednesday, May 9 to Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.

 

The meeting’s theme, “Professionals and Amateurs: The Spirit of Kenner und Liebhaber in Keyboard Composition, Performance and Instrument Building,” hopes to inspire exploration of an idea that has been important in the rebirth of historical performance and instrumental design and construction. Selected instruments from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the Stearns Collection, and private collections will be featured in this meeting.

 

Three and a half days of morning and afternoon events (Wednesday afternoon to Saturday) will include papers, lecture-recitals, mini-recitals, and an exhibition of publications, recordings, and the work of contemporary instrument makers. A highlight of this meeting will be a retrospective concert featuring selections from award-winning compositions from the past nine Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competitions over the past thirty-five years. Proposals for individual presentations or for themed sessions with multiple participants on any subject relating to historical keyboard instruments, their use and repertories from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, are welcome.