2021-2022 EPLC Members

Julia Bengtsson
Ibis Laurel Betancourt
Thomas Carroll
Wei En Chan
Theodore Cheek
Karin Cuellar
Teresa Deskur
Job Salazar Fonseca

Dominic Giardino, chair
Vidita Kanniks
Sophie Lowe
Shelby Mass
Ashley Mulcahy
Niccolo Seligmann
Leah Weitzner

Join the Emerging Professional Leadership Council

Are you a student, performer, researcher, or administrator under the age of 35? The Emerging Professional Leadership Council (EPLC) is seeking applicants for 2021-22.

Meeting quarterly, the EPLC is a volunteer committee of students and young professionals dedicated to advancing the historical performance field in North America. With opportunities to work on public-facing initiatives (such as Faces of EMA), or behind the scenes in conjunction with EMA Board committees, the EPLC offers a range of experiences for all interested in getting involved with the EMA community. If you are enthusiastic about working towards a more accessible and inclusive field of early music, you should consider yourself qualified.

The 2021 application period is now closed. Please check back in Summer 2022 for the next round of applications.

The EPLC is a committee of young professionals who serve the field of early music by working with the EMA staff and Board of Directors to encourage the development of programming and resources for emerging artists and professionals. Past EPLC projects include hosting networking events at the Boston, Berkeley and Bloomington Early Music Festivals, developing a resource packet for establishing a non-profit or ensemble, developing a fund to assist artists and ensembles with travel to EMA’s summer programming.

The EPLC is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and building a diverse council.


The Emerging Professional Leadership Council (EPLC) provides young professionals valuable non-profit board experience by working alongside the board of Early Music America to support and advocate for the next generation of early music professionals, performers, scholars, patrons and enthusiasts in North America.

If you have comments or questions for members of EPLC, Contact EMA.

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