For achievement in early music outreach

Named for teacher, performer, author, and musical innovator Laurette Goldberg, this award recognizes ongoing, outstanding achievement in educational or outreach endeavors by individual performers, teaching artists, or ensembles.

With the Laurette Goldberg Award, EMA celebrates work that draws new audiences or practitioners, or engages such communities in a new manner; that achieves remarkable breadth or depth of reach, seen in numbers of people engaged or in hours of engagement; and that stands to leave a lasting mark on the historical performance field, by transforming the communities served or by modeling practices that can be replicated and developed by others in the profession.

2019 Recipient: Nina Stern and S’Cool Sounds

Nina Stern (left) is presented with the 2019 Goldberg Award by EMA Executive Director Karin Brookes.

“What began as a vision is now a community that believes in social connectedness, in stimulating creativity and imagination, and in giving the gift of music. By making music together we tell our stories and listen closely to the stories of people around us and far away – communicating and connecting in a way that is more important than ever.” -Nina Stern

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  • 2018: The Rose Ensemble
  • 2017: Voices of Music
  • 2016: Ron Cook
  • 2015: Shulamit Kleinerman
  • 2014: Margriet Tindemans
  • 2013: Grant Herreid
  • 2012: Chatham Baroque
  • 2011: Piffaro, The Renaissance Band
  • 2010: Phillip Serna
  • 2010 Lifetime Early Music Outreach Award Judith Davidoff
  • 2009 Special Early Music Outreach Award Grace Feldman
  • 2008: Arcadia Players
  • 2008 Special Early Music Outreach Award Tina Chancey
  • 2007: Sarasa Ensemble
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