Welcome to Amherst Early Music

We're sorry to announce that the 2020 Festival is postponed to 2021
2021 Festival dates will be: July 11-18 (first week) and July 18-25 (second week)


Amherst Early Music is the largest presenter of early music workshops in North America. Our events bring amateur and pre-professional musicians and dancers together with leading performers and teachers..

The Amherst Early Music Festival at Connecticut College features an astonishing array of classes, programs for emerging artists, a concert series, and a non-stop schedule of events..

AEM also presents weekend workshops throughout the year: City Recorder, Winter Weekend Workshop, Spring Break Workshop, and the Memorial Day Weekend Workshop.

Amherst Early Music publishes three player-friendly editions of music. The repertoire is accessible and playable for a number of different instruments.