Arethusa Musica

    The Early Music Institute at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington


    Arethusa Arethusa Musica is a group of enthusiastic musicians based in Bloomington, Indiana, specializing in Baroque music for high voices and strings. An eclectic mix of Indiana University students eager to delve into historical performance practice, the members of Arethusa Musica have collaborated on several projects, recitals, and concerts over the past two years. Named after Arethusa, a Greek nymph who was transformed into a fountain that flowed under the earth, we seek to send streams of harmonious sounds to audiences near and far, bringing the brilliance of soprano voices entwined with violin, viola da gamba and keyboard to our listeners. With members hailing from Texas, Michigan, California, Wyoming, and Mexico, Arethusa Music was brought together by the buzzing excitement for historically informed performance at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute. Its members have played and sung with many prestigious ensembles, including Mountainside Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Texas Early Music Project, and the Live Oak Baroque Orchestra. Arethusa Musica is Claire Daniels, Lindsey McLennan and Kathryn Summersett, sopranos; Reynaldo Patiño and Juan Carlos Zamudio, Baroque violins; Eric Fisher, viola da gamba; and Alice Baldwin, harpsichord and organ.

    "Arethusa Musica is thrilled to be participating in the EMA young performer's festival. This program provides such a useful way for young groups to showcase themselves, network and see what else is happening in the American early music scene. We are grateful for the opportunity that EMA provides us!” 



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