Kathleen Fay, Executive Director
Nina Stern, Director of Community Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org
June 4–11, 2023
A Celebration of Women
Tickets for the 2023 Festival Operas are NOW ON SALE! Immerse yourself in North America's premier celebration of Early Music, with eight days of GRAMMY-winning opera, thrilling concerts, the world-famous Exhibition, and more! BEMF will celebrate our return to an in-person Festival in 2023 with another unforgettable week of opera, concerts, and more.
2023 Centerpiece Opera: Circé
2023 Chamber Opera: Alcina
7 Days of Festival Concerts: The 2023 Festival will feature lively and engaging concerts Early Music's most exciting artists and ensembles—from legendary superstars to emerging talents. Plus the Organ and Keyboard Mini-Festivals!
Fringe Concerts: One of the most important features of every Festival is the remarkable array of Fringe Concerts by dozens of artists and ensembles from around the world. Don't miss the ARS Recorder Relay Concert and Awards Presentation at the Boston Early Music Festival!
The heart of the Festival, our Exhibition is the largest Early Music trade show in North America, with makers of period instruments, music publishers, dealers in rare books, prints, and manuscripts, representatives from the finest conservatories, and more Early Music professionals.
One of the oldest folk organizations in the United States, CDSS is an education and arts service nonprofit for dancers, musicians, singers, callers, and organizers. CDSS specializes in the dances, music, and songs from English and North American traditions. Every year in August, they present the CDSS Early Music Week at Pinewoods in Plymouth, MA. Early Music Week offers joyful opportunities and challenges to players, singers and dancers of every level, from beginners to the highly experienced.
Date(s): August 12-19, 2023
Early Music Week at Pinewoods
Location: Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, MA
Director: Lisa Terry
Faculty: recorder faculty includes Emily O'Brien, Miyo Aoki, and Héloïse Degrugillier. Advanced ensemble faculty includes Lisa Terry, Michael Barrett, Frances Fitch, and Emily O'Brien.
Early Music Week offers joyful opportunities and challenges to players, singers, and dancers of every level. As classes unfold through the week, we will explore and discover the innovation and creativity that lie behind some of the world’s most vibrant and compelling renaissance, baroque, and medieval music, listening and playing with deeper understanding, as well as dancing together and enjoying all that the Pinewoods community has to offer.
Contact Name: Joanna Reiner Wilkinson
Contact address: 116 Pleasant St., Suite 345, Easthampton, MA 01027
Contact phone: 413-203-5437 x101
Contact email: email@example.com
Website address: cdss.org/em
Join us for the 2023 Early Music Workshop at Interlochen College of Creative Arts. Period instruments are highlighted and program sessions focus on articulation, ornamentation, improvisation, and rehearsal techniques. The workshop culminates with an optional participant concert. We welcome players of recorders, early winds (cornetto, shawm, dulcian, sackbut, crumhorn), violins (with Baroque/Renaissance bow), viols, lutes, Renaissance harp, harpsichord, and percussion. There will be opportunities for vocalists as well.
Participants must have the ability to read music. If you are an instrumentalist, please bring your own instrument(s). Instrumentalists must have proficiency on at least one period instrument. The course will be held at A=440. Some instruments are available to borrow during the workshop with advanced communication with the instructor. Printed music will be provided.
Course Dates: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 to Saturday, June 10, 2023
Early Registration Fee: $450 (Early Registration ends on April 1, 2023)
Registration Fee: $495
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2023
Jody Miller, Director
6/25/2023 - 7/1/2023
Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
Director: Jody Miller
Faculty: Gwyn Roberts, Anne Timberlake, Jody Miller, Barb Weiss, Joan Kimball, Valerie Austin, Phil Hollar, and Patricia Petersen.
The backdrop of the Smoky Mountains provides an idyllic setting for a workshop that is both intensive and fun. With classes in Renaissance, Baroque, and contemporary music for recorder players, there are offerings to suit musicians of all levels and interests. In addition to four classes each day, there are nightly large-group playing sessions, concerts, English country dancing, and so much more! Work-study awards are available.
Recorder faculty includes Gwyn Roberts, Anne Timberlake, Jody Miller, Barb Weiss, Joan Kimball, Valerie Austin, Phil Hollar, and Patricia Petersen.
This diverse workshop offers also offers classes in capped reeds, early brass, viola da gamba, folk music, early harp, and more! Come for the recorder experience, but leave with so much more!
Registration opens March 2023. Visit www.mountaincollegium.org to join our mailing list.
Mountain Collegium encourages you to apply for workstudy or for a scholarship through the American Recorder Society.
Contact: Jody Miller, 404-314-1891
June 18-July 2, 2023
Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music - Oberlin, Ohio
Director: Kenneth Slowik
Faculty: Michael Lynn
The Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, the premiere summer workshop focusing on baroque instruments and voice, now in its 51st season of preparing musicians to perform some of the great works on period instruments. Learn from faculty and resident artists and participate in master classes, recitals, and student concerts to practice baroque techniques and gain a fuller appreciation of this unique musical genre.
Contact: Anna Hoffmann
Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 77 West College Street, Oberlin OH 44074
The Seattle Recorder Society’s Port Townsend Early Music Workshop at the University of Puget Sound offers an opportunity for players of recorder, viol, and historical winds to study and play music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the 20th-21st centuries. The Port Townsend Early Music Workshop is held every other year, in odd-numbered years.
Most classes are geared towards players with reliable technique and reading skills, but there is always a place for those who feel they are less experienced or rusty, or who are coming back to music after a long break. Many of our participants agree that our workshop is one of the most friendly and inclusive of any they have attended.
The University of Puget Sound is situated some 35 miles south of Seattle, in the city of Tacoma. Founded in 1888, the campus’s traditional brick architecture and park-like setting provide a gracious location for a residential workshop.