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Madison Early Music Festival

The Madison Early Music Festival brings world-renowned ensembles and artist/teachers together for a week of workshop classes and a multi-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 2014 is titled "Italia Mia: 1300-1600", and runs July 12-19, 2014.
Location:  University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
For more info:  call 608-263-6670; e-mail Chelcy Bowles, Program Director, 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 2014 Whitewater Festival will be held June 6-8, 2014.
Read the Whitewater EMF 2014 Brochure here (PDF, 1012 KB), the 2014 Registration here (PDF, 238 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; 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/facilities), laura @ (faculty); visit this site.

Friday April 17 thru Sunday April 19, 2015.
The Quincy Early Music Consort will present its 20th annual Recorder and Double Reed Early Music Workshop.  Led by Louise Austin.
Cost:  $75 all sessions, or $30 per session.  Registration deadline April 1, 2015.
Location:  St. Anthony Parish Center, St. Anthony Road, Quincy, Illinois.
For more info:  write the Quincy Early Music Consort, c/o Mecki Kosin, 5833 Ellington Road, Quincy, IL 62305; call 217-430-2395 (home) or 800-747-0521 (work); e-mail mecki @

Saturday, April 18, 2015.
The Chicago Chapter of the American Recorder Society will present an all-day recorder workshop, "Forbidden Topics: Music for Politics and Religion (with a little love thrown in)", led by Tish Berlin.
Cost:  $75 for ARS members, $85 for non-members, $85 at the door.  Please try to register by March 15, 2015.
Location:  Kretzmann Hall, Concordia University, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest, Illinois.
For more info:  write Esther Schechter, Chicago Chapter American Recorder Society, 6747 S. Contance Avenue, Chicago, IL 60649-1015; call 773-334-6376; e-mail msjddawson @; visit this site.