Personal Summary / Bio
Founded in 2005, Early Music In Motion’s mission is to bring music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods to underserved communities of Southern Indiana and to enhance the musical education of children. We do this through free concerts in public venues, especially in schools and libraries, with “informances”, musical plays, and hands-on workshops.
Early Music in Motion has developed an educational program called Early Music in the Schools (EMIS) that brings history and historical music alive for students in Indiana’s underserved communities. Music, performed on period instruments, spurs the imagination of the students and is set within the context of art, society and lifestyles of the distant past. Students are engaged in singing, dancing and acting.
Early Music in the Libraries (EMIL) is an established concert series presented at county libraries and sometimes popular venues such as coffee houses. Our concerts present music from 1400-1750 on instruments that would have been used in the music's original performance. The concerts support the community two-fold; they showcase the wealth of high-quality local music ensembles and introduce the community audience member to the world of early music in a public setting.
Early Music in Motion invites internationally renowned artists to hold workshops in central Indiana on specific topics for both amateur and professional musicians. In the past three years we have hosted the Early Reed Instrument workshop with Bob Wiemken, an internationally renowned player and teacher of early music.