New London Assembly

August 14-21, 2022

Northampton Community College
3835 Green Pond Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18020
United States

Tuition:
$675

Brad Foster, director with Cécile Laye

New London Assembly is currently wait-list only.

Please send an email to Click here to show mail address if you would like to be added to the wait list.

New London Assembly is a week-long series of dance classes, lectures, workshops, and evening dancing. Although focused primarily on historical 17th- and 18th- century country dance, we will also include some of the modern dances they have inspired. Over the years of our existence (2022 will be our 10th year – with eight of in-person events), we've developed a culture with strong attention to detail during the daytime workshops and spirited community recreational dancing in the evenings. Of special interest are the excellent Amherst Early Music Festival evening concerts and lectures. We have space for 54 dancers this year, a slight reduction on our past size. We offer four daytime workshop periods.

Musicians:

  • Karen Axelrod piano
  • Audrey Knuth violin
  • Eric Martin violin & viola

See room & board options, and register here!

Faculty

Brad Dance
Audrey Violin
Eric Violin Viola

Festival COVID-19 Policy

All participants, faculty, and staff at the AEMF 2022 must be fully vaccinated: 2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna and at least one booster OR 1 dose of J&J and at least one booster.
A negative PCR test within 72 hours before arrival at the Festival is required. On the arrival day, or upon arrival at the Festival, a rapid test must be taken and negative result verified. Each person should bring an additional 3 rapid tests per week for ongoing testing.
Anyone who tests positive for Covid at the Festival will have to leave. There is no possibility of quarantining on campus. In the event that you have to leave because of Covid, your pro-rated tuition and housing charges will be refunded.
Masking: we will be masked at all times indoors unless playing a wind instrument or eating. (Receptions will be held outside, no masks needed.)
These protocols are the strictest we will have. If the Covid situation improves markedly we may relax some of these policies. Any changes will be announced prior to the Festival on our website.(May 12, 2022).

Scholarships & Work-Study

Work-Study

All participants are welcome to apply for tuition assistance through AEM's Work-Study program. Notice of awards will be sent in late May. Fill out the Work-Study application here to apply. Questions about Work-Study can be sent to Click here to show mail address.

AEM Scholarships

To apply for AEM scholarships, send a one-page letter to Marilyn Boenau, the Executive Director of AEM, explaining your interest in early music or dance and your goal in attending the Festival. Email to Click here to show mail address.

The Washington McClain Scholarship Fund honors the memory of Baroque oboist and Amherst Early Music faculty member Washington McClain. It will fund scholarships for students who have historically been underrepresented in the early music field, including African-American, Latinx, and others. Awards will cover tuition, room and board, and travel and may be used for any in-person AEM event, particularly the Amherst Early Music Festival. To apply send a letter of inquiry to Click here to show mail address, with information about your interest in early music or dance.

In addition to scholarships, AEM offers work study tuition to all of our workshops, and the Amherst Early Music Festival. Work study is an option for students of any age.

Other Organizations

American Recorder Society offers scholarships to recorder players for Weekend Workshops as well as Summer Festivals. Any ARS member who needs financial assistance to attend a weekend or week-long workshop may apply for this scholarship. Deadline: March 31.

Viola da Gamba Society of America offers Grants-in-Aid to its members to attend Workshops and Masterclasses.

The Historical Keyboard Society of North America has established the Funaro Fund Award to support its members to offset the cost of traveling to an early keyboard event.