Steven Zohn performs on historical flutes with many ensembles in the eastern United States, and is Co-Director of Night Music, a Philadelphia-based ensemble devoted to music of the Revolutionary period (ca. 1760–1825). Recent performing engagements include appearances with the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, the Dryden Ensemble, the Philadelphia Bach Collegium, and Tempesta di Mare. Among his latest recordings are a world premiere of Telemann’s moral cantatas with soprano Julianne Baird, chamber music from Sara Levy’s Berlin salon with the Raritan Players, and orchestral music by Telemann with Tempesta di Mare.
For a decade, Zohn served as founding Artistic Director of the period-instrument orchestra Publick Musick in New York State. He has taught for The Juilliard School’s graduate program in historical performance and for Amherst Early Music, and his contributions to the study and performance of early music was recognized by the American Musicological Society with its Noah Greenberg Award. As a musicologist, Zohn is a recognized authority on the music of Telemann and the Bach family. His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the German Academic Exchange Service. His book Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann’s Instrumental Works (Oxford University Press, 2008) received the William H. Scheide Prize of the American Bach Society. Zohn is Laura H. Carnell Professor of Music History at Temple University.