A Star in the Medieval Firmament

Included in the Full Issue

  • A Star in the Medieval Firmament by Anne E. Johnson
  • Mentors in Early Music by Jolle Greenleaf
  • Making Art and the Fight for Freedom by Loren Ludwig
  • These Days, What Isn’t HIP? by Parker Ramsay
  • Father of Our Modern Music by Karen M. Cook
  • On the Dakota Prairie, Where Instruments Are Fine Art by Kyle MacMillan
  • From the Publications Director: With a Little Help From a Friend
  • From the Executive Director: Gather We Must
  • EMA Courant – News from Around the Early Music Community by Paulina Francisco
  • Recording & Book Reviews
  • EMAg Puzzle by Joshua Kosman

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A Star in the Medieval Firmament

An unsung star of early music, Shira Kammen refreshes medieval music and everyone around her. Kammen has inspired and coached so many budding medievalists that she’s already a legend.

Mentors in Early Music

Jolle Greenleaf, artistic director of TENET Vocal Artists, knows from experience that mentors are an essential element to nurture the early-music community. Greenleaf writes about why and how she started the Talks with TENET mentorship program.

We’re Living in Taruskin’s World

MUSINGS: Richard Taruskin’s approach to music as an essential part of society, culture, and politics will forever affect our thinking. “I remember being consulted by the publisher about the advisability of publishing ‘Text and Act,’ and remember advising then not to publish…”

These Days, What Isn’t HIP?

In this lively essay, the author argues that the old attitudes toward historically informed performance are rapidly coming apart. Today, HIP is becoming its own style, for music both old and brand new.

Making Art and the Fight for Freedom

You might not know his name but you’ve seen his picture. Bayard Rustin, a luminary in the Civil Rights movement, also performed and recorded early music and collected historical instruments at the dawn of New York’s early-music revival.

CANTO: Boot Camp for Singers

In March 2020, New York City vocal coaches Rachelle Jonck and Derrick Goff, suddenly out of work, created a Facebook group for singers to practice together: Bel Canto Boot Camp.
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