Amherst Early Music Festival

July 10-17, and July 17-24, 2016
Connecticut College, New London, CT

Welcome to the Amherst Early Music Festival! The largest teaching Early Music Festival in North America, we offer classes for early music enthusiasts, from amateur to pre-professional, and professional. Classes in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque topics allow you to expand your knowledge, increase your proficiency on your instrument, and enjoy playing and listening to music with the wonderful students, faculty, and staff that are the Amherst Early Music Festival.

Two weeks of classes run Monday thru Friday each week. Evenings and weekends feature a Concert Series, Lectures, informal English Country Dance sessions, the Music and Instrument Exhibition, the AEM Auction, and student performances including a fully staged Baroque Opera. Tuition: $580 per week Central Program and Choral Workshop; $550 for Dance; $630 Special Auditioned Programs. 

Week 1 - July 10-17, 2016
Voice, recorder, viol, violin, cello, Renaissance reeds, flute, oboe, bassoon, harpsichord, historical dance, early notation Special Auditioned programs: Baroque Academy & Opera, Choral Workshop, Recorder Boot Camp
Week 2 - July 17-24, 2016
Voice, recorder, viol, harp, flute, frame drum, English country dance, Renaissance brass and reeds, harpsichord, early notation Special Auditioned Programs: Ensemble Singing Intensive, Virtuoso Recorder, Recorder Seminar

Festival Registration
Housing Registration
Central Program
Choral Workshop
Dance Programs
Percussion & Recorders
Historical Harp Society Workshop & Conference
Baroque Academy
Ensemble Singing Intensive
Recorder Special Programs
Scholarships and Workstudy
Festival Concerts
Instrument Exhibition
Room and Board
Getting There