2022-2023 EPLC Members
Julia Bengtsson, co-chair
Ibis Laurel Betancourt
Chan Wei En
Patricia García Gil
Sophie Genevieve Lowe, co-chair
Iván María Feliciano, Jr.
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.