Early Music America Announces 2009 Scholarship Awards

22 May 2009 (SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America, the national service organization for the field of early music, announces the winners of its 2009 scholarships.

Early Music America is presenting scholarships to six outstanding students so that they can attend summer early music workshops and receive advanced training in the field of early music. This year’s winners are Michel Angers, lute, a graduate student at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, who will attend the Accademia d’Amore in Seattle; Bryan Duerfeldt, recorder, a high school student at Jefferson Senior High School in Bloomington, MN, who will attend the Amherst Early Music Festival; Stephen Gamboa, harpsichord, a graduate student at SUNY Stony Brook, who will attend the International Baroque Institute at the Longy School of Music; Salome Sandoval McNutt, voice and lute, a graduate student at the Longy School of Music, who will attend the Amherst Early Music Festival; Ka-Wai Yu, gamba and cello, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, who will attend the Vancouver Early Music Baroque Programme; and Patrick Jones, harpsichord, an undergraduate at Oberlin, who will attend the Cornell Fortepiano workshop.

In the event that any of the winners cannot attend a workshop this summer, three alternates have been named: Sian Ricketts, oboe, a graduate student at the Cleveland Institute of Music; Sarah Meyer, flute, a graduate student at McGill University; and Peggy Belanger, voice, a graduate student at the Accademia Internazionale in Milan.

Contact:  Maria Coldwell, Executive Director
(206) 720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT

About Early Music America
Early Music America serves and strengthens the early music community in North America and raises public awareness of early music.  EMA was founded in 1985 and provides its 3,000 members with publications, advocacy, and technical support.  EMA publishes the quarterly magazine Early Music America.  “Early music” includes western music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, performed on period instruments in historically-informed styles.  For more information, contact Early Music America at 206-720-6270 or 888-SACKBUT, or visit our web site at www.earlymusic.org