College-level Ensemble Development Grants
Early Music America offers grants of $1000 each to college or university Early Music Ensembles for the purpose of supporting a specific project or event that will enrich or broaden the educational experience of the students, and/or help to elevate the profile of the ensembles on campus, in their community, or nationally.
Examples of supported projects may include, but are not limited to:
- Support for a clinician, guest coach or lecturer for a specific project or intensive workshop
- Funding in support of a specific performance project or theatrical production
- Outreach activities at local school
Western Michigan University Collegium Musicum, directed by Matthew Steel
Rutgers Mason Gross School for the Arts, directed by Rebecca Cypress
Metropolitan State College of Denver Early Music Ensemble, directed by Peter Schimpf, for a special production of Cavalieri’s Rappresentationione di anima, et di corpo, with coaching by members of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
St. Olaf Early Music Singers and Collegium Musicum, directed by Gerald Hoekstra, for a collaborative performance of the music of Giovanni Gabrieli, with the Twin Cities early music ensemble Consortium Carissimi.
The University of Texas at Austin Early Music Ensemble, directed by Guido Olivieri; supporting "The Intermezzo Project, which included an edition and fully staged performance of Domenico Sarri's 18th-century intermezzo "Dorina e Nibbio."
Young Performers Festival Travel Grants
Early Music America awards travel grants each year to college or university early music ensembles for the purpose of supporting the ensemble’s travel to participate in EMA’s Young Performers Festival. Ensembles must first apply to be a part of EMA’s Young Performers Festival before they are eligible to apply for a travel grant. For more information about EMA’s Young Performers Festival application process, click here. For information about our most recently completed Young Performers Festival, click here.
Past Collegium Musicum Travel Grants
Following is a list of past Collegium Musicum Travel Grant recipients. This grant has been offered to college or university Early Music Ensembles for the purpose of supporting the ensemble's travel to perform a fringe concert at EMA's Young Peformers Festival, in conjunction with the Boston Early Music Festival as well as the Berkeley Festival.
2012 Recipients: Case Western Reserve University Baroque Ensemble, directed by Julie Andrijeski and Debra Nagy, Stanford University Baroque Ensemble, directed by Marie-Louise Catsalis, University of North Texas Collegium Singers, directed by Richard Sparks, and University of Southern California Thornton Baroque Sinfonia, directed by Adam Knight Gilbert
2011 Recipients: CWRU Renaissance Violin Band and Collegium Singers, directed by Julie Andrijeski and Debra Nagy; McGill University Baroque Orchestra, directed by Hank Knox; Oberlin Conservatory Baroque Ensemble, directed by David Breitman et al; University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers, directed by Richard Sparks and Paul Leenhouts; University of Southern California Collegium Musicum and Baroque Sinfonia, directed by Adam Gilbert
2010 Recipient: Early Music Ensemble from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, directed by Adam Knight Gilbert
2009 Recipients: ¡Sacabuche! directed by Linda Pearse (Indiana University's Early Music Institute, Bloomington, IN); UNT Baroque Orchestra and Collegium Singers directed by Lyle Nordstrom (University of North Texas, Denton, TX)
2008 Recipient: Early Music Ensemble from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, directed by Adam Knight Gilbert
2007 Recipient: Stony Brook Baroque Players directed by Arthur Haas; (SUNY Stony Brook, NY)
EMA’s Outreach Grant is intended to support outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists. Click for more information about the Outreach Grant plus winners of EMA's Outreach Awards.