The Society exists:
to provide a forum for its members to share
information about, and enjoyment of, the harpsichord;
to provide support for those interested in playing, constructing,
and studying harpsichords and the music written for them; and
to foster in the community an awareness of and appreciation for the
harpsichord as a musical instrument.
The Society seeks to provide a forum for the
sharing, exchange, and dissemination of information about harpsichords, and to this end
- Create an access network to people knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the instrument,
its heritage, its music, its construction, local events, available CDs, etc.
- Publish and disseminate a regular newsletter pertaining to the activities of the Society
and carrying news and items deemed to be of interest to its members
- Maintain a telephone "hot-line" through which its members, and other
interested parties, may seek information or referrals to others
- Interface with other societies or like-minded groups of individuals with a view to
exchanging information, including newsletters, with them
The Society will organize meetings, recitals,
performances, and exhibitions of harpsichords and harpsichord music. Specifically,
- Conduct regular business meetings of the Society.
- Arrange recitals for interested members featuring performances on one or more of the
members instruments, and providing access to those instruments for other members to
- Arrange exhibitions of member-constructed instruments.
- Arrange for larger recitals or performances in public or private concert halls, perhaps
arranging for the appearance of and performance by well-known harpsichordists.
The Society will promote the harpsichord as an historical
(and contemporary?) instrument through public relations and other outreach programs:
- Maintain a Web Site which promotes the Societys goals and events while featuring
the harpsichord and educating and informing those who visit the site
- Maintain contact with the local and area newspapers to keep them appraised of the
Societys activities and provide ready material to support articles and news stories
by the papers.
- Conduct outreach programs to schools and other institutions to foster an interest in
music generally as well as an appreciation for the harpsichord in particular.