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!

Schubert: Du Bist Die Ruh, D.776 (Langsam) (arr. for orchestra)
by Karin Brookes, March 9, 2020

This particular recording of this particular Lied has got under my skin, and I listen to it almost every day. When Nikolaus Harnoncourt retired from CMW, founded in 1953 and one of the very earliest progenitors of historical performance, many wondered if the ensemble could continue to thrive. This recording proved that it will flourish under Stefan Gottfried.


Pachelbel: Canon in D

by Dominic Giardino, March 8, 2020

Both of Musica Antiqua Köln’s recordings of Pachelbel’s (in)famous Canon in D served as my gateway into the world of Early Music. Even though these recordings are now thirty years old, they continue to remind me that the notes on the page aren’t inherently fun, but rather that our enjoyment of music comes from how we see and communicate those notes.


Handel: Thus When the Sun from's Wat'ry Bed

by Tekla Cunningham, March 7, 2020

This is such a gorgeous aria, full of yearning and tenderness. Also many happy memories of recording this with Aaron Sheehan, Stephen Stubbs and Pacific MusicWorks.



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