THE HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA is a United States-based non-profit organization comprised of members who love and promote early keyboard instruments like those pictured here, and the music written for them.
Formed in 2012 by the merger of the Midwestern Historical Keyboard Society (MHKS) and the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society (SEHKS), its members include instrument builders, players, teachers, and scholars, as well as many who merely love the looks and sounds of these beautiful instruments.
Benefits of membership include subscriptions to both our semi-annual Newsletter, and to our scholarly juried publication, Early Keyboard Journal. (For detailed information about EKJ, including back issue ordering information, follow the EKJ link above.)
HKSNA also sponsors an international harpsichord performance competition for young performers (the Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition) and a composition competition, promoting new music for early keyboard instruments (the Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition). Many members also attend our Annual Meeting/Conference, held in the spring of each year in various locations around the USA. These exciting events feature concerts, lectures, scholarly paper readings, and exhibits of scores, books, recordings, and beautiful early keyboard instruments, as well as much convivial collegiality.
HKSNA membership is open to all, and all who enjoy music are cordially invited to join the Society.
Click here for the HKSNA Membership Application Form (PDF).