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form a Chicago early music organization?
« on: Feb 5th, 2004, 11:42am »
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To the Chicago early music community:
 
Last summer, a few of us got to talking about Chicago's relatively low profile as an early music center, despite a wealth of professional and amateur talent in the area. Our discussions led to the question: What would really help everyone in our early music community, both vocal and instrumental, regardless of status and area of interest?
 
We decided that what was needed was an organization dedicated to making vocal and instrumental early music part of the artistic mainstream by encouraging performances, increasing public awareness, developing audiences, and supporting the early music community. It would sponsor educational activities, develop marketing efforts and a membership structure, and advocate increased funding of early music events and activities.
 
This is a subject for the whole community to discuss. What do you think of this idea? Is there a better one? What should we call such an organization? Who should run it? ...
 
We'd like to get our community together to see if, and how, this idea should go forward. We invite everyone with a strong personal interest in Chicago early music to a meeting:
 
    when:  Wednesday, March 3, 2004, 4:00 to 6:00 PM
 
    where: at the Chicago Community Trust, 111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1400,
      Chicago, Illinois (just east of Michigan Avenue along the Chicago River)
 
Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be provided.
 
Also, please download, fill out, and return the Chicago Early Music Activities Survey designed to help determine the community consensus on some possible activities of this organization.
 
You may download the Survey here:
 
http://earlymusichicago.org/documents/ChicagoEarlyMusicActivitiesSurvey. xls
http://earlymusichicago.org/documents/ChicagoEarlyMusicActivitiesSurvey. pdf
 
Please refer to the appendix of this message for survey instructions. We'll share and discuss the survey results at the meeting.
 
We want your input, both your survey responses and your attendance at the organizing meeting.
 
This could be an important step for early music in Chicago. Let us hear from you!
 
Sincerely,
 
William Chin, Director, The Oriana Singers
773/262-4558  billchin@usa.com
 
Andrew Fredel, Organist & Choirmaster, St. Peter's in the Loop
312/853-2397  afredel@yahoo.com
 
Jerry Fuller, Director, Ars Antigua
312/415-2391  JerryFullerEsq@cs.com
 
Robert Osterlund, Webmaster, earlymusichicago.org
708/386-8339  robert.osterlund@comcast.net  
 
--
 
Instructions for filling out and returning the Chicago Early Music Activities Survey:
 
This survey is provided in both Microsoft Excel .xls and Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. We prefer that you fill out the .xls version, save your filled-out version, then return it via e-mail attachment
 
    to:   robert.osterlund@comcast.net
    subject:   Chicago Early Music Activities Survey
 
If you don't have Microsoft Excel, or if you prefer, print out the .pdf version, and mail the filled-out survey to
 
    Early Music Chicago
    c/o Robert Osterlund
    1133 S. Grove Avenue
    Oak Park, IL 60304-1908
 
We will also distribute copies of the survey for you to fill out at the March 3 meeting if you can't fill it out and send it to us beforehand. (Note, however, that we will not be able to incorporate and report such late results at the time of the meeting.)
 
Rate importance, "doability" (combining time frame and cost), and your personal interest on a scale of 1=low to 5=high. (Just ignore the Importance & Doability Combined column. We'll take care of that.)
 
If you have any questions, or if you need a printed copy of the survey mailed to you, contact Robert Osterlund at the e-mail address or phone number show below.
 
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robert.osterlund@comcast.net
http://earlymusichicago.org
http://chicagoemf.org
708-386-0811
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Re: form a Chicago early music organization?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11th, 2004, 12:04pm »
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Chicago Early Music Organizing Meeting
Summary Report
 
On Wednesday, March 3, 2004, a group of almost 30 members of the Chicago early music community met at the Chicago Community Trust in downtown Chicago. The purpose was to create a common agenda so that early music might have a significant impact on the cultural life of Chicago—in short, to form an advocacy/service organization for early music. This is a brief summary of that meeting. A list of participants can be found at the end of this summary.
 
Introduction:
Jerry Fuller greeted everyone and made general introductions. Andrew Fredel gave a brief account of the discussions among four individuals (Bill Chin, Andrew Fredel, Jerry Fuller, Robert Osterlund) that led up to this community meeting. Robert Osterlund summarized the results of a survey regarding the activities in which an early music organization might engage, and their prioritization.
 
Discussion:
Bill Chin initiated and led an open discussion that addressed the following points:
 
• Shall we create an advocacy organization?
• Do we agree that the priorities identified in the survey are ones that, provisionally, should be pursued?
• Next steps: Create a working group to develop organization and funding
 
General agreement to the concept was reached quickly. Sarah Solotaroff of the Chicago Community Trust made a cautionary statement regarding the difficulty of forming such an organization and funding it, especially given the current economic climate. She further suggested that formation of an independent organization be delayed and that specific areas of effort be pursued through other existing organizations (such as group marketing through the Chgo Dance & Music Alliance).
 
Though it was agreed that there were simple and fairly straightforward efforts that could be made without a high degree of organization, it also seemed clear that, though small and independent efforts on behalf of the community could be initiated, at some point it would be beneficial to have centralized coordination.
 
Discussion of specific prioritization was deferred, though the following items and areas of interest were mentioned:
 
• Business plan
• Identifying funding sources
• Public event
• Identify areas of interest or activity
• Mission statement
• Incorporation?
• Planning calendar
• Festival?
• Involve young people—their parents
• Dept of Cultural Affairs / Gallery 37 / Chicago Humanities Festival
• Participatory/engaging
• Connect w/ other Chicago events
 
At this point, volunteers were solicited to participate in the next phase of planning. It was clarified that the initial quartet of planners would be involved at least through the initial meetings for this second phase.
 
Conclusion:
Jerry Fuller thanked all those who attended, and also thanked the Chicago Community Trust for hosting this meeting. There followed about thirty minutes of informal discussion, after which the meeting concluded.
 
NEXT STEPS:
Currently a meeting of the task force for the next phase is being scheduled, with the intent of forming subgroups to develop strategies in various areas of effort. These subgroups are to meet in fairly short order and report to a representative planning group. An update for the general community is planned for the late spring (time and place to be determined).
 
Your continued interest in and support of these efforts is greatly appreciated. If you have further thoughts, ideas, or time to give to the effort, please don’t hesitate to contact anyone involved in planning the next phase. Their names are indicated with an asterisk in the list below.
 
Sincerely,
 
Bill Chin
 
 
PARTICIPANTS:
Mike Anderson / scholachicago@yahoo.com
*Enrique Alberto Arias / earias@depaul.edu
Stephen Alltop / swa440@northwestern.edu
Alex Bonus / abonus@probonomusic.net
Julie Brubaker / (see Mike Anderson)
*Bill Chin / billchin@usa.com
*Martin Davids / martydavids@mac.com
David Dawson / msjddawson@sbcglobal.net
*Mark Dawson / msjddawson@sbcglobal.net
*Cathy DeLanoy / cdelanoy@enc.k12.il.us
Lynn Donaldson / lynnd@cct.org
*Lon Ellenberger / lonellenberger@mindspring.com
*Andrew Fredel / afredel@yahoo.com
*Jerry Fuller / JerryFullerEsq@cs.com
Gail Gillispie / gailg@speedsite.com
*Anne Heider / aheider@roosevelt.edu
Bob Kendrick / rkendric@midway.uchicago.edu
Mary McVicker / dmmcvwrite@aol.com
*David C. Maller / mallerbbi@aol.com
*Dodie Morris / Dodie@pixeler.com
Laura Osterlund / chi_312@hotmail.com
*Robert Osterlund / robert.osterlund@comcast.net
*Ken Perlow / zaniah@xnet.com
Emilysue Pinnell Reichardt / emilysue@earthlink.net
Sarah Solotaroff / sarah@cct.org
J. David Stech / jstech@musician.org
Carolyn Sweers / carolyn930@aol.com
*Peter & Kathleen van de Graaff / domenicoprod@worldnet.att.net
 
 
[NOTE: This document in formatted, printable Microsoft Word DOC format is available at
http://earlymusichicago.org/documents/ChicagoEarlyMusicOrganizingMeeting 03032004SummaryReport.doc
and in formatted, printable Adobe Acrobat PDF format at
http://earlymusichicago.org/documents/ChicagoEarlyMusicOrganizingMeeting 03032004SummaryReport.pdf]
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Re: form a Chicago early music organization?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 11th, 2004, 12:12pm »
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Chicago Early Music Activities Survey
Results and Brief Analysis
 
 
The Chicago Early Music Activities Survey is an attempt to measure how the Chicago early music community views several dozen activities that a proposed new early music advocacy organization (if there is to be one) might undertake.
 
The Survey was sent out as e-mail attachment  to over 100 members of the community.   32 surveys were returned, but for various reasons two were unusable, leaving 30 returned usable surveys.  Survey responses are biased in favor of performers, both professional and amateur, and general audience members are under-represented.   All things considered (including technical difficulties), however, we feel that the results are a statistically significant, reasonably representative sample of community sentiment.
 
Community members were asked to consider thirty-two different activities, broken into three subcategories:
 
·Encourage/Support/Sponsor Performance
·Increase Public Awareness, Develop Audiences
·Support Early Music Community
 
In preparing the list of activities, we visited the web sites of several of the most active and successful local early music organizations around North America to glean what they are doing, and then added a few more activities of our own.
 
The respondents rated each activity, on a scale from 1=lowest to 5=highest,  in terms of
 
·Importance
·Doability
·PersonalInterest
 
We then summed each activity rating to create two hybrid ratings:
 
·Importance+Doability
·Importance+Doability+PersonalInterest
 
The first three ratings are noteworthy, but we think that the last two summed ratings are more significant, and should guide our deliberations about what a proposed new early music advocacy organization should undertake first and foremost.
 
For each activity, we calculated the mean rating.  So, for example, the average Doability rating  for “sponsor early music festival” was 3.3.  Then, for each of Importance, Doability, PersonalInterest, Importance+Doability, and Importance+Doability+PersonalInterest, we sorted the activities from highest rated activity to lowest.
 
Note:  Do not read too much significance into the absolute ratings, or their averages (since, for example, a Doability rating of 4 means different things to different people).  What are truly important are the relative rankings, and which activities head each list.
 
Without further ado, here are the Survey results:
 
The top-ten rated activities in order of Importance:
 
run a local early music web site 4.7
present concerts 4.4
issue e-mail concert alerts 4.4
sponsor early music festival 4.3
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 4.1
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 4.1
sponsor school outreach program 4.1
sponsor workshops/master classes 4.1
advertise in local (and national?) media (radio, TV, newspaper, magazines, web sites, etc.) 3.9
sponsor lecture series and symposia 3.8
 
The top-ten rated activities in order of Doability:
 
issue e-mail concert alerts 4.5
run a local early music web site 4.5
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 4.3
sponsor workshops/master classes 3.9
present concerts 3.9
sponsor early music community get-togethers (meetings, parties, dinners, dances?, outings) 3.9
sponsor lecture series and symposia 3.9
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 3.8
organize early music community playing sessions 3.7
write articles for other, local, non-early music periodicals 3.7
 
The top-ten rated activities in order of Personal Interest:
 
present concerts 4.2
issue e-mail concert alerts 4.1
sponsor early music festival 4.0
sponsor workshops/master classes 3.9
run a local early music web site 3.9
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 3.8
sponsor lecture series and symposia 3.7
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 3.7
organize early music community playing sessions 3.4
establish local early music institute 3.1
 
The top-ten rated activities in order of Importance+Doability:
 
run a local early music web site 9.2
issue e-mail concert alerts 8.9
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 8.4
present concerts 8.3
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 7.9
sponsor workshops/master classes 7.9
sponsor school outreach program 7.7
sponsor lecture series and symposia 7.6
sponsor early music festival 7.5
organize early music community playing sessions 7.4
 
The top-ten rated activities in order of Importance+Doability+PersonalInterest:
 
issue e-mail concert alerts 13.1
run a local early music web site 12.9
present concerts 12.4
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 12.3
sponsor workshops/master classes 11.7
sponsor lecture series and symposia 11.4
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 11.4
sponsor early music festival 11.2
organize early music community playing sessions 10.6
sponsor school outreach program 10.4
 
Of course, cutting off each list at ten activities is arbitrary.  There are many other lower-rated activities still worthy of our consideration.   In any case, there is nothing to prevent interested persons from lobbying in favor of lower-rated activities and/or pursuing those activities as separate, more personal initiatives.
 
For a complete list of activities and their rankings, also for raw survey results, please contact:
 
Robert Osterlund
Early MusiChicago
robert.osterlund@comcast.net
708-386-0811
http://earlymusichicago.org
 
 
[NOTE: This document in formatted, printable Microsoft Word DOC format is available at  
http://earlymusichicago.org/documents/ChicagoEarlyMusicActivitiesSurveyR esultsandBriefAnalysis.doc  
and in formatted, printable Adobe Acrobat PDF format at  
http://earlymusichicago.org/documents/ChicagoEarlyMusicActivitiesSurveyR esultsandBriefAnalysis.pdf]  
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Re: form a Chicago early music organization?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11th, 2004, 12:39pm »
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Chicago Early Music Activities Survey  
Results Complete, Sorted  
 
 
IMPORTANCE  
run a local early music web site 4.7
present concerts 4.4
issue e-mail concert alerts 4.4
sponsor early music festival 4.3
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 4.1
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 4.1
sponsor school outreach program 4.1
sponsor workshops/master classes 4.1
advertise in local (and national?) media (radio, TV, newspaper, magazines, web sites, etc.) 3.9
sponsor lecture series and symposia 3.8
organize early music community playing sessions 3.7
provide non-profit organization affiliate services (tax-deductible donations, cheap bulk mailing, etc.) 3.6
provide marketing services (graphics design, printing, media relations, processing ticket sales, etc.) 3.6
establish local early music institute 3.4
sponsor early music community get-togethers (meetings, parties, dinners, dances?, outings) 3.4
write articles for other, local, non-early music periodicals 3.3
publish periodical(s) (journal, newsletter, and/or e-zine) 3.3
provide audio/visual (concert recordings) and photographic (concert shoots, publicity stills) services 3.3
establish a music lending library 3.3
provide member discounts (concerts, entertainment venues, local stores, restaurants) 3.2
sponsor an area-wide age-18-and-below early music orchestra and/or ensemble (collegium) 3.2
sponsor annual achievement awards 3.1
establish a local early music Internet radio station 3.1
award scholarships 3.0
provide facility/venue services (music stands and chairs, props, stage crews) 3.0
establish a local recording company (or new distinct division of Cedille Records?) 2.9
provide program support services (concert ideas and advice) 2.9
provide funding/accounting services 2.9
sponsor performance competitions 2.7
establish local early music store(s) and other businesses 2.6
provide instrument rental 2.6
provide legal services 2.6
 
 
DOABILITY  
issue e-mail concert alerts 4.5
run a local early music web site 4.5
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 4.3
sponsor workshops/master classes 3.9
present concerts 3.9
sponsor early music community get-togethers (meetings, parties, dinners, dances?, outings) 3.9
sponsor lecture series and symposia 3.9
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 3.8
organize early music community playing sessions 3.7
write articles for other, local, non-early music periodicals 3.7
sponsor school outreach program 3.6
sponsor annual achievement awards 3.5
sponsor early music festival 3.3
provide program support services (concert ideas and advice) 3.3
provide non-profit organization affiliate services (tax-deductible donations, cheap bulk mailing, etc.) 3.2
publish periodical(s) (journal, newsletter, and/or e-zine) 3.1
advertise in local (and national?) media (radio, TV, newspaper, magazines, web sites, etc.) 3.1
provide marketing services (graphics design, printing, media relations, processing ticket sales, etc.) 3.1
provide audio/visual (concert recordings) and photographic (concert shoots, publicity stills) services 3.0
provide member discounts (concerts, entertainment venues, local stores, restaurants) 3.0
sponsor performance competitions 2.9
provide facility/venue services (music stands and chairs, props, stage crews) 2.8
sponsor an area-wide age-18-and-below early music orchestra and/or ensemble (collegium) 2.8
award scholarships 2.8
establish a music lending library 2.8
establish a local early music Internet radio station 2.5
establish local early music institute 2.4
establish a local recording company (or new distinct division of Cedille Records?) 2.3
provide instrument rental 2.3
establish local early music store(s) and other businesses 2.2
provide funding/accounting services 2.1
provide legal services 2.0
 
 
PERSONAL INTEREST  
present concerts 4.2
issue e-mail concert alerts 4.1
sponsor early music festival 4.0
sponsor workshops/master classes 3.9
run a local early music web site 3.9
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 3.8
sponsor lecture series and symposia 3.7
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 3.7
organize early music community playing sessions 3.4
establish local early music institute 3.1
sponsor school outreach program 3.1
establish a local recording company (or new distinct division of Cedille Records?) 3.0
write articles for other, local, non-early music periodicals 3.0
publish periodical(s) (journal, newsletter, and/or e-zine) 2.9
sponsor early music community get-togethers (meetings, parties, dinners, dances?, outings) 2.9
provide audio/visual (concert recordings) and photographic (concert shoots, publicity stills) services 2.9
establish a local early music Internet radio station 2.8
provide non-profit organization affiliate services (tax-deductible donations, cheap bulk mailing, etc.) 2.8
establish a music lending library 2.7
provide marketing services (graphics design, printing, media relations, processing ticket sales, etc.) 2.7
provide member discounts (concerts, entertainment venues, local stores, restaurants) 2.6
sponsor an area-wide age-18-and-below early music orchestra and/or ensemble (collegium) 2.6
sponsor annual achievement awards 2.6
advertise in local (and national?) media (radio, TV, newspaper, magazines, web sites, etc.) 2.5
provide program support services (concert ideas and advice) 2.5
award scholarships 2.3
provide facility/venue services (music stands and chairs, props, stage crews) 2.2
sponsor performance competitions 2.2
provide funding/accounting services 2.1
establish local early music store(s) and other businesses 2.0
provide instrument rental 1.8
provide legal services 1.7
 
 
IMPORTANCE + DOABILITY  
run a local early music web site 9.2
issue e-mail concert alerts 8.9
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 8.4
present concerts 8.3
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 7.9
sponsor workshops/master classes 7.9
sponsor school outreach program 7.7
sponsor lecture series and symposia 7.6
sponsor early music festival 7.5
organize early music community playing sessions 7.4
sponsor early music community get-togethers (meetings, parties, dinners, dances?, outings) 7.3
write articles for other, local, non-early music periodicals 7.0
advertise in local (and national?) media (radio, TV, newspaper, magazines, web sites, etc.) 6.9
provide non-profit organization affiliate services (tax-deductible donations, cheap bulk mailing, etc.) 6.7
sponsor annual achievement awards 6.6
provide marketing services (graphics design, printing, media relations, processing ticket sales, etc.) 6.6
publish periodical(s) (journal, newsletter, and/or e-zine) 6.4
provide program support services (concert ideas and advice) 6.3
provide audio/visual (concert recordings) and photographic (concert shoots, publicity stills) services 6.2
provide member discounts (concerts, entertainment venues, local stores, restaurants) 6.1
establish a music lending library 6.0
sponsor an area-wide age-18-and-below early music orchestra and/or ensemble (collegium) 6.0
provide facility/venue services (music stands and chairs, props, stage crews) 5.8
establish local early music institute 5.8
award scholarships 5.7
sponsor performance competitions 5.5
establish a local early music Internet radio station 5.5
establish a local recording company (or new distinct division of Cedille Records?) 5.2
provide funding/accounting services 4.9
provide instrument rental 4.8
establish local early music store(s) and other businesses 4.6
provide legal services 4.4
 
 
IMPORTANCE + DOABILITY + PERSONAL INTEREST  
issue e-mail concert alerts 13.1
run a local early music web site 12.9
present concerts 12.4
provide e-mail list services (community-wide, special interest, per-group) 12.3
sponsor workshops/master classes 11.7
sponsor lecture series and symposia 11.4
publish annual directory (of groups, performance series, etc.) 11.4
sponsor early music festival 11.2
organize early music community playing sessions 10.6
sponsor school outreach program 10.4
write articles for other, local, non-early music periodicals 9.9
sponsor early music community get-togethers (meetings, parties, dinners, dances?, outings) 9.8
provide non-profit organization affiliate services (tax-deductible donations, cheap bulk mailing, etc.) 9.3
advertise in local (and national?) media (radio, TV, newspaper, magazines, web sites, etc.) 9.2
provide audio/visual (concert recordings) and photographic (concert shoots, publicity stills) services 9.2
establish local early music institute 9.0
provide marketing services (graphics design, printing, media relations, processing ticket sales, etc.) 9.0
publish periodical(s) (journal, newsletter, and/or e-zine) 8.9
provide program support services (concert ideas and advice) 8.9
sponsor annual achievement awards 8.9
provide member discounts (concerts, entertainment venues, local stores, restaurants) 8.8
establish a music lending library 8.8
sponsor an area-wide age-18-and-below early music orchestra and/or ensemble (collegium) 8.6
establish a local recording company (or new distinct division of Cedille Records?) 8.6
provide facility/venue services (music stands and chairs, props, stage crews) 7.9
establish a local early music Internet radio station 7.8
award scholarships 7.8
sponsor performance competitions 7.4
provide funding/accounting services 7.0
provide instrument rental 6.7
establish local early music store(s) and other businesses 6.6
provide legal services 6.0
 
 
[NOTE: This document in formatted, printable Microsoft Excel XLS format is available at  
http://earlymusichicago.org/documents/ChicagoEarlyMusicActivitiesSurveyR esultsCompleteSorted.xls  
and in formatted, printable Adobe Acrobat PDF format at  
http://earlymusichicago.org/documents/ChicagoEarlyMusicActivitiesSurveyR esultsCompleteSorted.pdf]  
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Re: form a Chicago early music organization?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 24th, 2004, 1:52pm »
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Dear members of the early music community:
 
A number of people who attended the March 3 meeting and volunteered to move the process forward will be meeting this weekend to identify areas of effort and assign tasks.  Upon reflection, we feel it would be good to extend an invitation for others to get involved as well, including those who may not have been able to make the March 3 meeting.
 
The meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 28, from 4 PM to 6 PM, in the Green Room at Symphony Center.  The Symphony Center is 220 South Michigan.  You can enter either on Michigan Avenue and walk through the long Arcade to the Rotunda, or reach the Rotunda through the (closer) entrance on Adams Street.  Take the Rotunda elevator down to the lower level; the Green Room is straight ahead.  Someone will hang around the Rotunda to help guide you until meeting time.
 
The primary purpose of the March 28 meeting is to assign task areas to everyone, and perhaps even to meet in those smaller groups and begin the work.
 
If you would like to attend this working meeting and join one of the task forces, please RSVP me, Robert Osterlund, at this email address:
 
robert.osterlund@comcast.net
 
I can also answer any questions you might have.  Space is somewhat limited, so please let me know if you are attending.
 
Robert Osterlund
 
(representing also Bill Chin, Andrew Fredel, and Jerry Fuller)
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Re: form a Chicago early music organization?
« Reply #5 on: May 21st, 2004, 5:22pm »
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Early Music Chicago Update
 
Dear friend of Chicago early music:
 
Since the March 3rd meeting at the Chicago Community Trust, several members of  the Chicago early music community have been working to form a new early music association in this area.  We have met a number of times, have selected provisional leadership, have chosen a name for the association, have adopted a mission statement, and have started planning future events and activities.  In short, we've been busy!
 
The name of the new association is:  Early Music Chicago.  EMC's mission statement is:  "Early Music Chicago promotes the understanding and enjoyment of early music in the Chicago area through advocacy, programs, and services."
 
Several sub-committees have been created: Organization, Funding, Programming, and Technology.
 
An incorporating board has been elected.  Its members include:  Bill Chin, Jerry Fuller, Anne Heider, Bob Osterlund, and Ken Perlow.  The board will move to incorporate and file for non-profit status with the state and federal governments as soon as possible.
 
We anticipate inviting the Chicago early music community to a social get-together sometime later in the summer.  Our "coming out" party-- a fund-raising event with food, live music, and exhibits, where we formally announce the new association to the public--is planned for early autumn. Initiatives in other areas are under discussion.
 
Early Music Chicago is just starting.  It is grass roots.  It needs the participation of everyone in the early music community who cares.  In other words, it needs YOU.  Please become part of this exciting effort.
 
Contact us at:
 
emc-info@handel.earlymusichicago.org
 
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Re: form a Chicago early music organization?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 5th, 2004, 9:39am »
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Early Music Chicago Update
 
Dear friends of Chicago early music:
 
The board of Early Music Chicago met last Tuesday October 19 and voted that EMC will become a special interest group of the Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Bill Chin is drafting a letter of agreement that will outline in more detail provisions that will insure that we retain our independence in terms of identity and acitivities. In  addition, the EMC board is considering this a provisional status which will be reviewed one year from now. If the relationship is satisfactory, the agreement will be extended. If it is not found to be satisfactory, we will seek our own 501(c)3 status.  
 
Dodie Whitaker and Marty Davids reported on the two recent social gatherings for members. Several members indicated their interest in helping further EMC activities at these events. Dodie will forward their names and contact information to me and I will follow up with each identified member to determine their interests, and how these interests intersect with EMC's operating guidelines and strategy.
 
Thanks to Anne Heider and Andrew Fredel for hosting these events and thanks to Dodie and Marty for organizing them.
 
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call me at 312.263.2391 ext 23 or email me at Jerry.Fuller@earlybass.com.
 
Thank you for supporting early music in Chicago.
 
Jerry Fuller
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Re: form a Chicago early music organization?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 12th, 2004, 8:10pm »
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Dear friend of Chicago early music:
 
I want to give you a quick update on the activities of Early Music Chicago. As you know, we are finalizing our agreement to organizationally structure Early Music Chicago as a special interest group of The Chicago Music and Dance Alliance. I am pleased to announce that Heidi Jo Fuhst is chairing the EMC Outreach and Education Committee while Bill Chin is chairing the EMC Marketing committee. The Marketing Committee will be developing a plan for an event that will bring greater visibility to the Chicagoland early music community and a graphic identity for EMC. If you are interested in working on either of these projects please contact Heidi Jo Fuhst at YourFavSopranop@aol.com or Bill Chin at billchin@usa.com.
 
Heidi Jo and Bill will present an update on the work of their committees to the EMC Executive Committee on Thursday January 13, 2005.  
 
Our goal is to have first draft work plans from each committee by the first week of February.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
 
Thanks, and my best wishes to you this holiday season.
 
Jerry Fuller
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