Juilliard's full-tuition scholarship Historical Performance program was established in 2009 for graduate students specializing in early music on period instruments. The program has developed an international reputation in just a few short years. Alumni play regularly with many of the world's major early music ensembles, including the Boston Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Mercury, the Handel and Haydn Society, and Les Arts Florissants.
Additionally, the Historical Performance program is an integral part of the growing early landscape in New York and beyond. Alumni enjoy rich and varied careers, using the entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit and many professional connections cultivated by the program. Many start their own ensembles and play as active freelancers in New York, the United States, and around the world.