Maria Coldwell received her Ph.D. in music history from Yale in 1979 and is a medievalist who has published various scholarly articles. She won the Noah Greenberg Award of the American Musicological Society in 1981. She taught music history at Yale University and the University of Chicago. After moving to Seattle in 1987, she served for three years as Executive Director of Seattle Camerata, a “chamber music in historic sites” series, and then as Executive Director of the Early Music Guild of Seattle for eight years (1991-99). She returned to academia for 3 years as Program Manager for the University of Washington’s Division of Educational Outreach, administering programs in nonprofit management and various arts areas, before taking the E.D. position with Early Music America in 2002. Coldwell plays Baroque flute and has sung with St. Mark’s Cathedral Choir for 25 years. She is currently a member of the Vestry at St. Mark’s, and she has served on the boards of the Early Music Guild, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Tudor Choir, and Early Music America; she has also served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.
About Early Music America
Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music. EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support. EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America. “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles. For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT , or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org.
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