About Us

Amherst Early Music is the largest presenter of Early Music workshops in North America. We create learning opportunities for amateur and pre-professional students to study with leading musicians in the field of Early Music. In addition to online classes, we present the Amherst Early Music Festival at Muhlenberg College in July, the Winter Weekend Workshop on Martin Luther King Weekend in Philadelphia, a Spring Weekend Workshop on or near Memorial Day weekend in Litchfield CT, a Spring Break Weekend Workshop in March, in Washington DC, and a Fall Weekend Workshop in October in Manhattan, New York City. Amherst Early Music, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible. We are listed on GuideStar.org

Board Member

Richard Pace, President
Mary Maarbjerg, Treasurer
Theodore Cheek, Clerk
Kenneth Bé
Karen Kruskal
Helen McConnell
Marine Musaelian
Susan Roessel
William Taylor


Marilyn Boenau, Executive Director
Sally Merriman, Administrator

Festival Staff

Letitia Berlin Class programming
Frances Blaker Festival director
Emily Eagen Assistant Festival director
Valerie Horst Faculty housing
Danny Johnson Student housing
Loren Ludwig Production director
Sally Merriman Administrator
Wendy Powers Concert series