2021-2022 EPLC Members
Ibis Laurel Betancourt
Wei En Chan
Job Salazar Fonseca
Dominic Giardino, chair
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.
EPLC Member Guidelines
- The EPLC will comprise a maximum of 15 members.
- Members will serve a 2-year term, renewable once for a 1-year term extension. (3-year term max)
- To be an EPLC member in good standing, members are expected to attend a minimum of three of the four quarterly Council meetings (August, November, February, and May) and actively participate in Council projects.
- Members should expect a commitment of four hours per month over 10 months each year.
- All council members receive a complimentary EMA Personal membership.
- Membership is not required at the time of application.
- EPLC members are invited to attend EMA Board meetings (in person or via Zoom), as observers; to participate in EMA Board training programs, and actively participate in Board committees.
- Candidates should be no older than 35 at time of application.
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.