Early Music Month (EMM) is a national, grassroots campaign sponsored by Early Music America and designed to raise awareness of early music each March throughout the North American music community. EMM seeks to connect enthusiasts, performers, presenters, scholars, builders, students, venues, and more to bring early music to its widest audience ever.

How can I get involved?

Anyone enthusiastic about raising awareness of early music can become an EMM Partner for free and join nearly 400 individuals and organizations who have already committed to celebrate Early Music Month in their own communities.

Visit our resources page for ideas about how you can join the Early Music Month celebration, how to list your EMM event, and how EMA can celebrate YOU!

Support the Future

Early Music America provides funding for members to enhance their skills at early music workshops throughout North America and helps pay for musicians to attend the Young Performers Festival and Emerging Artists Showcase. Each year, we receive many, many more qualified applicants than we can fund. 

Help EMA provide more artistic development opportunities to musicians of all ages by making a donation to the #WeAreEarlyMusic campaign during Early Music Month.

Early Music Month Daily Musical Calendar

Selections submitted members of the EMA Board, Emerging Professional Leadership Council, and Staff. Come back every day during March for more!

N.N.: Concerto in G Minor  I: Allegro
by Hideki Yamaya, April 13, 2020

It is representative of my repertoire, and I believe it is the only recording of this piece that is available.

All of my gigs have been canceled for the foreseeable future, which means that my income has been reduced by more than 50%. I still teach privately online, and that keeps me afloat. Also, not being able to make music on a regular basis with colleagues is taking a toll on my mental health.

Vivaldi: Care selve, amici prati

by Daniel Bubeck, April 11, 2020

I chose this recording because of the light and joyful feeling it evokes and lifts my spirit at during trying time.

Translation: Dear woods, friendly meadows, I come back to seek in you the sweetest peace I have lost.

This was supposed to be a fairly busy Spring with performances of St. John Passion, L’incoronazione di Poppea and Adams’ El Niño. All were cancelled. On the positive side I get to stay in Denton, TX and finish out the Spring semester at UNT teaching my students online.

Guillemain: Violin Sonata in B minor, Op. 1 No. 3, IV Allegro assai

by Alana Youssefian, April 10, 2020

There are very few recordings of Guillemain’s music due to its “bizarre” nature, but that’s what drew me to his compositions in the first place! The sonatas and symphonies on this album have never been recorded before, and it was very exciting to show how Guillemain puts the typical solo sonata and trio sonata setups on display in a very special way. Pay extra attention to the continuo involvement in the solo sonatas: they’re basically competing with the violin the whole time!

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S., some of my biggest projects of the season have been cancelled. Not only has the financial reality of the situation been hard to take, but also the sudden inability to share music with my wonderful colleagues and audiences. While I am grateful the arts community is able to stay in touch and share our talents through social media, I am dreaming of the day when we can all gather together and enjoy a live performance again. Stay safe everyone!

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