End-of-year giving results, early music underground in Seattle, and more.
January 9, 2018

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We are happy to share the news that Early Music America has received a gift of $50,000 to establish the Margriet Tindemans Early Strings Scholarship in 2018 to honor the life and work of the late Margriet Tindemans, a master of early stringed instruments and a shining figure in the early music world. The Scholarship will provide support for graduate study outside North America that focuses on medieval, Renaissance, or baroque stringed instruments. 

It is the donor’s hope that you will consider joining others in matching the donation, for a fund of $100,000. This would enable EMA to award four $25,000 scholarships over eight years. If our hope is fulfilled, as we are confident it will be, the first award will support a talented young musician for a year of study abroad beginning in Fall 2019.

Read more and learn how to contribute

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Music All Over The Place
​(In Seattle, That Is)
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​Fun has a lot to do with what Underground concerts are all about. [Henry] Lebedinksy, an organist and choirmaster, harpsichordist and repairer, and mover and shaker, moved to Seattle in 2014. Shortly thereafter, he began what was called Early Music Underground, a series of chamber concerts in informal venues designed to appeal to younger audiences.

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You Helped Us Achieve Our Goal

Thanks to your generous donations between Giving Tuesday and New Year's Eve, we met our goal to support Travel Grants for our Young Performers Festival and Emerging Artists Showcase participants. Thank you!

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EMA Member Highlight:
Louise Pescetta, historical dance
​Daly City, CA

How did you come to the field of Early Music?

My flute teacher knew I liked ballet and had attended Stanford's Baroque Workshop. It changed my life.

What is your most memorable early music experience?

Not what you might expect, but country dancing to French Noëls at Tom Baird's workshop at Rutgers one summer. A magical evening.
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