New London Assembly

July 9-16, 2023

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18104
United States

Tuition:
$695

Brad Foster, director with Cécile Laye

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 (2023 will be our 11th year – with nine 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. Some dances will be rehearsed for performance later in the week. Of special interest are the excellent Amherst Early Music Festival evening concerts and lectures.  We offer four daytime workshop periods:

Period 1: Masterclass in Historical Country Dance
Period 2: Presentations, one-time workshops, and a concert
Period 3: Special topic (tba)
Period 4: Modern Country Dance

Faculty

Brad Dance
Shira Violin & Vielle
Eric Violin & Viola

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.