Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Master of Music in New Spain

Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, Master of Music in New Spain

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Ibis Laurel Betancourt
The music of Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, perhaps the most prolific and important composer in Spanish Colonial America, has been remarkably well preserved. He's our best source on the role of the vernacular 'villancicos' in New Spain's Christmas celebrations.
Timothy Olmsted, "the Mozart of America"

Timothy Olmsted, “the Mozart of America”

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Dominic Giardino
Timothy Olmsted found his voice as a fifer and bandsman in the Revolutionary War, and he would go on to pioneer musical freelancing in the young Republic.
A New François Couperin Edition, of Music in a Life

A New François Couperin Edition, of Music in a Life

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Mark Kroll
With this new publication of François Couperin's celebrated 'Pièces de clavecin' (Book III) together with his 'Concerts royaux,' we now have a chance to compare the keyboard composer with the chamber musician in a single volume. The introduction alone is invaluable scholarship on this period of the composer's life and world.
EMA Announces 2022 Annual Award Recipients

EMA Announces 2022 Annual Award Recipients

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Early Music America
The 2022 Annual Awards will be conferred during a special Awards Ceremony as part of the 2022 EMA Summit. 
Peter Thacher and the Viol in Colonial Massachusetts

Peter Thacher and the Viol in Colonial Massachusetts

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Ashley Mulcahy
Massachusetts is full of lovingly preserved homes from the 17th century. But what did life in these homes sound like? The latest essay in 'Early Music: the Americas' explores the world of a Puritan reverend who left us tantalizing clues.
The Extraordinary Life of One of Colonial America’s Earliest Musicians

The Extraordinary Life of One of Colonial America’s Earliest Musicians

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Sophie Genevieve Lowe
The turbulent life of John Antes, an American of pluck and imagination, is part of global histories on colonialism, revolution, nationalism and religion, and international trade. It reads like an early-music adventure novel.
For a Thai-American Violinist, It's All About Connections

For a Thai-American Violinist, It’s All About Connections

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Natasha Gauthier
Sallynee Amawat, raised in two distinct cultures, is eager to take artistic risks and hungry to link continents and ideas. Her latest projects with Infusion Baroque cover topics as varied as gender, courtly dance, and 'exoticized' repertoire.
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EMA Board Issues Statement Against Sexual Harassment and Assault

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Early Music America
The EMA board of directors, meeting last week in Berkeley, California, voted to release the following statement against sexual harassment and assault in our field and across society.
EMA's New Online Series Explores Music Across the Colonial Americas

EMA’s New Online Series Explores Music Across the Colonial Americas

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Sophie Genevieve Lowe
To shed light on the fascinating characters who populated the early Americas’ broad musical landscapes, EMA's Emerging Professional Leadership Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new digital-essay series, Early Music: the Americas.
Introducing EMA's Young Performers Festival and Emerging Artists Showcase

Introducing EMA’s Young Performers Festival and Emerging Artists Showcase

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Pierre Ruhe
Early Music America’s Young Performers Festival and the Emerging Artists Showcase presents some of the most talented and inspiring musicians in North America, this year June 8 - 10, as part of the Berkeley Festival & Exhibition (BFX), which runs a full week starting June 5. The festivities begin with Virtual Showcase on June 1 & 3 via YouTube.

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