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2020 Virtual Showcase Performances

2020 Emerging Artists Showcase: L.A. Camerata & Lyracle
2020 Emerging Artists Showcase: Trobár & Gili Loftus

Early Music America will present the 4th annual Emerging Artists Showcase as a Virtual Showcase in June 2021. This year’s Showcase will feature high quality video projects up to 20 minutes in length which display creativity and originality. Six participants will be selected based on the strength of their proposal and the level of artistry displayed in their application materials. Once selected, participants will receive a grant of $1,500 from EMA to assist in the production of the Showcase project.

The Showcase application and selection process can be found below.

Established in 2018, the Emerging Artists Showcase goes beyond the university level already represented by the Young Performers Festival to serve the broadest possible range of artists.

The term “emerging artist” can include historically-informed performers of all types, without respect to age. Applicants are asked to describe how they see the future of historical performance taking shape, and to define how their role as artists and ensembles aligns with that future vision. Applicants submitting programs that move beyond the traditional Western classical canon, but fall within the same historical range (to ca.1820), are encouraged to apply. Programs of repertory from later than 1820 should have due attention paid to historical performance practice.

Schedule and Application

  • The Application period for the 2021 Showcase is now closed.
  • Those selected for the Emerging Artists Showcase applicants will be notified by Monday, February 1, 2021.
  • Final productions from selected performers due: Sunday, May 9, 2021 11:59pm

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit questions to

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