Early Music America Announces Winner of Collegium Musicum Competition

19 Jan 2007 SEATTLE, WA-Early Music America is pleased to announce the winner of the 2006-2007 Collegium Musicum Grant competition: the Stony Brook Baroque Players of SUNY-Stony Brook, New York, directed by Arthur Haas.

The purpose of the EMA Collegium Musicum Grant is to provide $1000 toward the cost of bringing a college or university student early music ensemble to perform a Fringe Concert at the Boston Early Music Festival (odd-numbered years) or the Berkeley Festival (even-numbered years). The Stony Brook group will perform during the Boston Early Music Festival, June 11-17, 2007. EMA will also provide some publicity and other support for the concert.

This is the first year that the new Collegium Musicum grant has been awarded. EMA encourages other college and university early music directors to consider applying for the grant in the future. Learn more about the Collegium Musicum Grant.

Listen to: Stony Brook Baroque Players (.mp3)

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.