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Membership Impacts the Entire Field

‘I suppose it would be easier for EMA to cater to just professional musicians or only arts administrators,’ writes EMA Executive Director David McCormick. ‘But there’s a vitality to the rich tapestry of our membership that allows for a collaborative spirit between professional performers, amateur players, scholars, luthiers, and listeners, to name a few. Thanks to our free and low-cost membership options for students, we have more young members than ever before…’

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Bach of the Bowery

As a composer, teacher, and America’s leading Baroque bassist, Doug Balliett is devoted to radically authentic music-making. He and his all-star circle of collaborators question the notion that ‘historically informed’ ensembles should only perform historical music. This article was first published in the January 2024 issue of EMAg.

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Champagne Flutes: Newly Discovered Music by Marin Marais

For Early Music Month, we look into the core of the Baroque. An auction of books from an old chateau in the Champagne countryside led to a big discovery: unknown flute music by Marin Marais, written in an elegant hand. It’s a find of huge importance to the Baroque flute repertoire. This article was first published in the January 2024 issue of EMAg.

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