Welcome to Amherst Early Music

AEM ONLINE Weekend Classes are back!
Join us on Saturdays and Sundays October 9, 10, and 17 for new classes with Faculty Cléa Galhano, Marilyn Boenau, Martha Bishop, and Anne Azéma!
See the AEM ONLINE WEEKEND Class Schedule
and sign up for the AEM ONLINE WEEKEND classes here!


On October 23 & 24, you won't want to miss the 2021 CityRecorder! Workshop with a choice of 11 classes curated by Co-Directors Valerie Horst and Wendy Powers. Workshop extras include a free discussion with Eric Haas, and a Concert with Tom Beets and Joris Van Goethem, FR2! Classes are $25 each, and the concert is $10. See the CityRecorder Class Schedule and Descriptions, registration is now open, sign up here!

In addition to the current September and October AEM ONLINE Weekend classes more classes are planned on the weekends of November 6 & 7, 20 & 21, and December 4 & 5, 11 & 12... stay tuned!

Organizational Health
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