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.

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.


Officers and Board of Directors

David C. Kelzenberg, President (2020)  email
Carol lei Breckenridge, Vice President (2020)  email
Rebecca Pechefsky, Secretary (2019) email
Dan McHugh, Treasurer (2019) email


Sonia Lee, Immediate Past President  email
Vivian Montgomery (2021) email
Maria Rose (2021) email
Robin Morace (2021) email
Mario Aschauer (2020) email
Robert Brooke (2020) email
Silvanio Reis (2020) email
Ruta Bloomfield (2019) email
Joe Gascho (2019) email
Frances Fitch (2019) email
Other Representatives

Early Keyboard Journal Editor: John Koster email
Early Keyboard Journal Manager: Oliver Finney email
Jurow Competition Director: Vivian Montgomery email
Aliénor Project Director: Elaine Funaro email
Newsletter Editor: Sonia Lee email
Webmaster: Nicholas Good email


International Advisory Panel

Malcolm Bilson
Jane Clark
Jorg Demus

William Dowd (+)
Kenneth Gilbert
Christopher Hogwood (+)
Richard Kingston
Gustav Leonhardt (+)
Davitt Moroney
Lilian Pruett
Richard Rephann (+)
Peter Williams (+)