About EMA

    Early Music America (EMA) is a not-for-profit service organization for the field of historical performance in North America. Founded in 1985, EMA's goal is to expand awareness of, and interest in, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods. EMA's members receive a quarterly magazine, monthly e-newsletter, and benefits including access to reduced-rate insurance, discounts on publications, concerts, and festivals, and eligibility for grants, awards and scholarships. With its broad membership, including professional performers, ensembles, presenters, instrument makers, amateur musicians, and audience members, Early Music America serves as an advocate for the field throughout the continent. Click here to find out more about becoming a Member of Early Music America.



    Early Music America relies on support from corporations, foundations, and individuals in order to produce its programs. We are grateful for ongoing and new donations that have allowed EMA to grow continuing already existing programs and expanding with new ones. For more information about our programs and how your support can help EMA, contact Executive Director Ann Felter, at info@earlymusic.org, attn: Ann Felter, or 412-642-2778 or if you’d like to make a gift, please feel free to send a tax-deductible donation to EMA at: Early Music America, 801 Vinial Street, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.Thank you!


    Who we serve

    EMA currently serves over 5,000 individuals and organizations either through memberships, magazine subscriptions or newsstand sales. Our members include:

    • Professional and amateur performers
    • Educators and Scholars
    • Early Music Ensembles
    • Period Instrument Orchestras
    • Concert Presenters
    • Management Companies
    • Instrument Makers
    • Colleges and Universities
    • Recording Companies/Radio
    • Audience Enthusiasts

    The early music community represents all 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia, the Canadian provinces, and many other countries worldwide. EMA's dedicated Board of Directors, from Vancouver to Florida, includes both professionals prominent in the field, as well as those devoted to supporting this art form and its practitioners.


    Benefits we offer

    EMA offers members an array of benefitsresources and publications designed to save them money, assist in career development, and provide scholarship and networking opportunities. Organizational members may also receive benefits that help them build audience attendance, promote themselves, and provide recognition for significant accomplishments. 


    EMAg, The Magazine of Early Music America 

    EMA publishes the quarterly magazine, EMAg, The Magazine of Early Music America, where today's contemporary world of early music is brought to the homes of each member and subscriber.




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