EMA Grants

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    College-level Ensemble Development Grants

    In 2014, Early Music America will offer two grants of $1,000 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. All funds must be used in the 2014-2015 school year. Click for more information on the application process

    2014 Recipients

    Cornell Baroque Orchestra, Cornell University, Matthew Hall, director
    CWRU Baroque Music and Dance Ensembles, Case Western Reserve University, Julie Andrijeski, director

    Click to view past College-level Ensemble Development Grant winners.


    Young Performers Festival Travel Grants

    Early Music America awards YPF 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 YPF 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 held June 2014 in Berkeley, CA, click here

    2014 Recipients

    The following ensembles will be performing at the 2014 YPF in Berkeley, CA June 4-6.

    Case Western Reserve University (CWRU Baroque Chamber Music and Dance Ensembles)
    Indiana University (Arethusa Musica)
    McGill University (Schulich School of Music of McGill University's Madrigal Ensemble, The Victoria IV)
    University of Southern California (Thornton Baroque Sinfonia)

    Click to view past Collegium Musicum Travel Grant winners.


    Outreach Grant

    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 on the application process

    2014 Recipients


    Click to view past Outreach Grant winners


      Filigree Baroque, to fund an outreach concert series in the New York City area
      Salish Sea Players, to fund an outreach concert series in the Pacific Northwest with special commendation for reaching out to underserved special needs populations
      World of Harpsichord, to fund a series of hands-on class/workshops for neighborhood kids in Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City. Click to watch video.
      Three Notch'd Road, to help fund a program of the Charlottesville Baroque Ensemble for class/workshops on the music of Thomas Jefferson
    Lycoming Baroque Choir and Orchestra (formerly Billtown Baroque), to help start a Baroque performance organization in the Williamsport, PA area