Bruce Lamott was one of the first of Edith Kilbuck's harpsichord students at Lewis & Clark College. With her encouragement, he researched Baroque keyboard improvisation at Stanford University, earning an M.A. and Ph.D in musicology. Lamott was choral director of the Sacramento Symphony and Carmel Bach Festival, and directed the professional chorus of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under Nicolas McGegan. He taught music history at UC Davis and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and in a long career at San Francisco University High School, he introduced music history to over 3,500 sophomores in an interdisciplinary class in Western Civilization.
Edith Henry Kilbuck (1931–2008)
Edith Kilbuck was a noted harpsichordist, pianist, and professor of music at Lewis & Clark College in Portland. Her keen interest in the field of historical performance practices, especially during the Baroque period, inspired a generation of performers and scholars whose introduction to the field was their participation in …