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2019 Conference

Eighth Annual Meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America

Il Gusto Italiano:

Italian Style and Transalpine Exchanges in Early Keyboard Music

School of Music, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

Join us for the eighth annual HKSNA Conference, including an exciting schedule of presentations (papers, lecture-recitals, mini-recitals, and a themed session on the toccatas of Frescobaldi), concerts, builder workshops, exhibits, and cordial camaraderie!    

Please see the 2019 Conference logistics page for more details

Schedule of events

Featured evening concert artists include Jory Vinikour and Philippe LeRoy, harpsichord duo; Maria Luisa Baldassari, harpsichord and organ; and Enrico Baiano, harpsichord and organ. Also performing in concert are the Bach Society Houston and SHSU Early Music Ensemble, Rick Erickson and Mario Aschauer, conductors.


Opening the Conference on Sunday afternoon, Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra will lead a masterclass on Italian improvisation entitled “Improvisation Lessons from Frescobaldi Toccatas.” In this interactive workshop, Dr. Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra will guide participants how to take improvisation lessons directly from repertoire—in this case, from Frescobaldi Toccatas. Participants are welcome to attend to listen and observe and/or to try out the materials (passive or active participants).

Active participants should sign up by April 1, 2019 at First come, first serve.

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Payment must be submitted online by April 7, 2019 (payment link will be given in the booking confirmation) or by check (payable to HKSNA; mail to Treasurer Dan McHugh: 5355 Glen Canyon Rd., Raleigh NC 27616, USA).



Camera-ready artwork must be submitted to by April 7, 2019.

Full Page B/W (No Bleed): 8" wide x 10.5" tall: $180

1/2 Page B/W: 8" wide x 5.25" tall: $90

1/4 Page B/W: 4" wide x 5.25" tall: $45

1/8 Page B/W: 4" wide x 2.625" tall: $25

Color (inside front OR back cover): $250


HKSNA 2019 welcomes registered exhibitors to showcase their instruments, products, and services in the conference. Please direct inquiries to