Thanks to everyone who made the 2021 Hybrid Amherst Early Music Festival such a success!
Over 500 people participated in Festival ONLINE or IN PERSON Class, or saw a Festival Concert! Did you miss a concert? It's not too late! Festival Concerts are available to view until August 10 Click here to get your tickets!
Next up, we'll go to Texas for the SUMMER TEXAS TOOT! August 14 & 15, 2021
Directed by: Danny Johnson and Susan Richter Faculty Oregon Renaissance Band Trio, Annette Bauer, Frances Blaker, Tish Berlin, Peter Maund, Alison Melville, Christa Patton, Ros Morley, Patricia Ann Neely, John Mark Rozendaal, Mary Springfels, and Nina Stern. Choose from 12 classes, or take them all! Class recordings will be available for 7 days for participants to view!
AEM ONLINE Weekend classes will resume in the fall, for two weekends each in the months of September, October, November, and December! Click here for weekend dates, complete class schedule and sign up options coming soon!
In addition to providing continuity to our broader community, the AEM board has prioritized keeping operations running so that we will be in a position to present the events we know and love when it is safe again. Our annual operating budget depends on individual donations, especially those received or pledged during the Festival. Without that help we are in a tenuous position with regards to meeting financial obligations and maintaining bare-bones functionality.
All of us in the AEM community – enthusiasts, performers, scholars, craftsmen, and organizers – have built AEM over the past 58 years into the largest provider of early music workshops in North America. We’ve come all this way together, and together we will get through this. --Marilyn Boenau, Executive Director