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Madison Early Music Festival

The Madison Early Music Festival brings world-renowned ensembles and artist/teachers together for five days of workshop classes and a seven-concert series.  There are opportunities for everyone, from those who simply enjoy listening to concerts and lectures, to early music scholars.  Performance opportunities are available for amateurs through professionals.  All listeners, singers, players, and dancers are welcome. 
MEMF 2013 is titled "A Festive Celebration of the German Renaissance", and runs July 6-12, 2013.

Location:  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  write Chelcy Bowles, Program Director, Madison Early Music Festival, 21 N. Park Street, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715 USA; call 608-265-5629; e-mail cbowles @; visit this site.
More also here.

Whitewater Early Music Festival

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The Early Music Festival at Whitewater is a weekend workshop held the first full weekend in June.  Activities include:  classes for all levels of recorder from beginning to advanced, reeds and wind band instruments, flute (traverso), viola da gamba, voice; vendor exhibits; informal late-night playing sessions; festival-ending concert; and much more.
The 2013 Whitewater Festival will be held May 31-June 2, 2013.
Read the Whitewater EMF 2013 Brochure here (PDF, 322 KB), the 2013 Classes here (PDF, 28 KB), the 2013 Registration here (PDF, 55 KB), and the Campus Map here (PDF, 2284 KB)
Read a rave review of Whitewater EMF 2002 here.
Photos of Whitewater EMF here, here, here, here, here.
Limited scholarship funding is available.  For scholarship information, contact:  Pam Wiese, 708-386-1297; 708-860-0451; or e-mail gcaosapam @
Location:  the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 708-442-6053; e-mail nchabala @ (housing/registration), gcaosapam @ (mailing/scholarships), cvstanger @ (faculty/facilities); visit this site.