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February 2021

“The Musicology of Gullah Geechee Culture”; EMSI Musicology Forum with Ron Daise

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Presented as part of USC’s Musicology Forum hosted by the Early Modern Studies Institute 2020-2021 Early Music Series in partnership with EMA, South Carolina performer and scholar Ron Daise (Brookgreen Gardens) will offer an historical study of Gullah Geechee culture and heritage through the following musical elements: Pitch – the origin of spirituals, work songs, and shanties; Rhythm – Gullah Geechee language and African Diasporic linguistic connections; Tempo – generational acceptance and understanding; and Texture – beliefs, values, and traditions.…

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Black Musicians in Early Music: A Panel Discussion

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Early Music America and The Handel + Haydn Society present a Black History Month conversation with leading Black musicians in the field of early music and historical performance practice. Presented in conjunction with the Well-Tempered Musician wellness series. The conversation will be livestreamed on EMA's Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts and viewable as an embedded video on this Event page as well. Panelists: Joseph McHardy, Reginald Mobley, Patricia Ann Neely, Rachel Redmond, and Jonathan Woody Moderator: Dana Whiteside Bios Born…

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March 2021

“Navigational Instruments: Charting Early-Modern Musical Geography”; EMSI Musicology Forum with Sarah Mead

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST

Presented as part of USC's Musicology Forum hosted by the Early Modern Studies Institute 2020-2021 Early Music Series in partnership with EMA, Scholar and performer Sarah Mead (Brandeis University) will discuss the relationship between early-modern musical instruments and the concept of the Gamut. Sarah Mead is a sought-after teacher of viola da gamba and Renaissance & Baroque ensembles on the local, national, and international level. She is the director and a founding member of Nota Bene Viol Consort, and recognized as…

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La Belle Danse: A Discussion of Historical Dance

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

We're celebrating the the art of historical dance as part of EMA's "The Well-Tempered Musician" wellness series. The turnout has been so great and the questions so many at our free dance sessions, that we've decided to bring the five instructors, all leaders in the Historical Dance field, together for a discussion of their art. This session will be livestreamed on EMA's Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts and will be available on-demand afterward on Facebook and YouTube. You can watch…

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Early Music Trivia Night with Bach + Beethoven Ensemble – Gaelic Music Edition

March 25 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

A special hour of early music trivia co-presented by Bach + Beethoven Experience and Early Music America. This month we're exploring Gaelic music with special guests David McGuinness of Concerto Caledonia, members of the Berwick Fiddle Consort, and Gaelic Harp (clairseach) player Keith Collins. Presented as part of the Well-Tempered Musician wellness series. Play along from home or wherever you are. We’ll be streaming simultaneously via Facebook Live, YouTube Live, and Periscope (on Twitter), so join us on your platform of choice!…

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IDEA Task Force Presents: Women in Early Music from Underrepresented Backgrounds

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

As part of Women's History Month, the EMA IDEA task force will present this panel discussion with women in early music from underrepresented backgrounds. Panel members will include Joyce Chen, Emily Lau, Sallynee Amawat, Laury Gutiérrez, and Melanie Punter. This discussion will be moderated by Suzanne Bona, host of WSHU Public Radio's Sunday Baroque.  This session will be livestreamed on EMA’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts and will be available on-demand afterward on Facebook and YouTube. Panelists bios: Sallynee Amawat A native of Chicago,…

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April 2021

“Magister Johannes Pipardi: Music Theory in Late Medieval Avignon”; EMSI Musicology Forum with Karen Cook

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Presented as part of USC's Musicology Forum hosted by the Early Modern Studies Institute 2020-2021 Early Music Series in partnership with EMA, Karen Cook (University of Hartford) will investigate the most popular music treatise in the late Middle Ages, the Libellus cantus mensurabilis, purportedly authored by Johannes de Muris, and ask: Why were parts of it attributed to someone named Magister Johannes Pipardi, and just who is this guy, anyway? Dr. Karen M. Cook specializes in medieval and Renaissance music…

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How to Build a More Equitable Culture in Early Music

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Monthly conversations on examining the ways in which racism operates, recognizing our roles, and committing to change. Facilitated by EMA IDEA task force members Patricia Ann Neely and Gus Denhard. Limited to 20 participants. EMA membership required. Registration details found on the Member Opportunities page. Login required

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EMA Organization Member Meeting: Planning for Fall ’21 and Beyond

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

EMA members are invited to this conversation about planning for programs in Fall 2021 and beyond in a new paradigm where hybrid event planning will be norm. The meeting will include a short presentation and time for large group discussion and breakout groups. Members can find Zoom registration details on the Member Opportunities page. Login required.

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“Una voce poco fa—until the performance! Restoring the madrigals of Pietro Havente and Don Salvadore di Cataldo”; EMSI Musicology Forum with Cathy Ann Elias

April 16 @ 3:00 pm PDT

Presented as part of USC's Musicology Forum hosted by the Early Modern Studies Institute 2020-2021 Early Music Series in partnership with EMA, Professor Cathy Ann Elias (De Paul University) introduces madrigals by little-known composers from southern Italy and their culture, including a collection of madrigals with a missing voice. Cathy Ann Elias has published in journals such as Early Music: Musical Performance in 16th-century Italian literature: Straparola's Le piacevoli notti. Other publications include chapters in books: "Mid-Sixteenth-Century Chanson Masses, A…

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