The Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society was founded in 1980, a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of interest in and the study of early keyboard instruments, principally harpsichord, clavichord, fortepiano, and organ prior to 1860, and the music intended for these instruments. SEHKS provided a forum for all aspects of early keyboard music through its meetings and publications. Membership was open to all interested persons and institutions worldwide.

Activities of the organization included an Annual Conclave with papers, tours of historic instruments, concerts, competitions and much more. The association's publications included a newsletter and annual journal. SEHKS founded and supported the Jurow Competition, a competition of upcoming harpsichord performers, and the the Aliénor Awards (, encouraging the creation of 21st century music for the harpsichord.


The Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society now has merged with the Midwest Historical Keyboard Society to create the Historical Keyboard Society of North America. Membership may be continued in the Historical Keyboard Society of North America. Please proceed to

For back issues of the SEHKS Newsletter, inquiries about memberships paid to SEHKS prior to 2013 including publications or address changes, contact: Karen Hite Jacob.

Davitt Moroney plays Froberger and L. Couperin on SEHK's own ACCIACCATURA RECORDINGS! Click here for details.   Martha Clinkscale Remembered through SEHKS Scholarship Fund for her distinguished service to the Southeastern Historical Keyboard Society and to the larger world of historic instruments. Click here for details.

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