Next up is the 2021 Hybrid Amherst Early Music Festival!
The AEM ONLINE FESTIVAL will feature over 40 classes taught by an international faculty, a Concert Series, masterclasses, a Lecture, Music and Instrument Exhibition, Auction, and more! Classes are $25 each, Concerts are $20. Special Events are free for everyone. In-person sessions with limited availability will be held in Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and Middlebury, CT. Registration for in-person classes closes July 1.
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