Praised as "a refined and elegant performer" by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Dr. Paula Maust performs extensively across North America as a harpsichordist and organist. She is a co-director of both Burning River Baroque and Musica Spira and regularly collaborates with numerous professional orchestras, chamber ensembles, and soloists. Equally committed to performance and scholarship, her research focuses on the reception history of 17th-century female professional musicians and early modern society’s fascination with unconventional women. Paula has been a faculty member at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County since 2016 and at the Johns Hopkins University since 2018. She recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in harpsichord at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she was the recipient of the Dean's Doctoral Fellowship. 

"A Mad, Burning Desire"​
With Burning River Baroque
9/13-15, 2019 and 10/18-20, 2019
San Francisco, Northeast Ohio, & Pittsburgh
"Turning the Madwoman Upside Down"​
10/1/2019 and 11/2/2019
Peabody Musicology Colloquium & AMS


"The Ugly Virtuosa" 
With Musica Spira


"a harpsichordist who plays with vibrancy, elegance, and studied restraint"

"expertly laid down continuo lines"

"Maust played gracefully with an unusual sense of intimacy."

© 2018 by Paula Maust