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 summer Amherst Early Music Festival, the CityRecorder Workshop in New York, Spring Break Workshop in Washington, DC, and the Memorial Day Weekend Workshop in Litchfield CT. 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

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


Letitia Berlin, Executive Director
Frances Blaker, 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