Early Music America Publishes Touring Ensembles Roster

22 Sep 2009 (SEATTLE, WA) Early Music America (EMA) publishes this week a new Touring Ensembles Roster of early music ensembles in North America. The roster exists both as an online database (www.earlymusic.org/rostersearch) and as a printed catalog.  The roster is intended as a tool for presenters and others interested in booking early music ensembles for concert series and events.

EMA received a 2009 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support professional development services for early music artists, including the creation of this touring ensembles roster.  Applications from professional EMA member ensembles were due by the end of June 2009; an independent panel of 3 judges (all presenters) reviewed the applications over the summer and selected the ensembles to be included in the roster.  

The information in the printed version is current as of Sept. 1, 2009.  The information in the online version of the roster will be updated regularly. The online searchable database offers visitors the ability to search by keyword, type of music played, type of ensemble, fee range and state/province where the ensemble is based. Visit www.earlymusic.org/rostersearch to explore the online roster.

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.