Early Music America Announces Annual Awards

4 Jun 2007 SEATTLE, WA-Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, announces the winners of its 2007 scholarships.

Early Music America is presenting scholarships to five outstanding students so that they can attend summer early music workshops and receive advanced training in the field of early music. This year’s winners are soprano Suzanne Anderson, a graduate student at USC, who will attend the Accademia d’Amore in Seattle; keyboardist Hsuan Chang, a graduate student at Indiana University, who will attend the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute; lutenist Paul Kieffer, a high school student who studies at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, who will attend Amherst Early Music; Baroque violinist Andrew Fouts, an artists diploma candidate at Indiana University, who will attend the Vancouver Early Music Baroque Programme; and recorder player Alexa Raine-Wright, a highschool student from St. Paul, MN, will attend Amherst Early Music.

In the event that any of the winners cannot attend a workshop this summer, an alternate has been named: Marie-Elise McNeeley, Baroque violin, an undergraduate at the University of Michigan

About Early Music America

Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music. EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 2,500 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support. EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America. “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles. For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org.