Every year EMA accepts nominations for the Howard Mayer Brown Award, Thomas Binkley Award, and Laurette Goldberg Award, which recognize outstanding achievement in the field of early music.
Early Music America’s awards are given annually in June with each winner receiving an honorarium of $1,000. If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please fill out the form on our nomination page before October 31, 2015
The Howard Mayer Brown Award is named in memory of the renowned and beloved musicologist from the University of Chicago, Howard Mayer Brown, and recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of early music.
The Thomas Binkley Award is named for the legendary lutenist and educator Thomas Binkley, who taught at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, made ground-breaking recordings with the Studio der Frühen Musik, and served as founding director of the Early Music Institute at Indiana University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in both performance and scholarship by the director of a university or college collegium musicum.
The Laurette Goldberg Award is named for Laurette Goldberg, a teacher, performer, author and founder of musical enterprises in the San Francisco Bay area. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults by ensembles and individual artists.