Ben Dunham became editor of Early Music America magazine in January 2002. For the previous twelve years, Dunham edited American Recorder magazine for the American Recorder Society. As an editor, he has also held posts with the American Symphony Orchestra League and the Music Educators National Conference. As an arts administrator, he has served as executive director of Chamber Music America and the American Symphony Orchestra and as executive vice-president of the U.S. National Music Council. Dunham has performed on recorder and viola da gamba as a member of early music ensembles in Washington, D.C., and in the Southcoast region of Massachusetts, where he lives.
Editorial Associate-Mark Longaker
Mark Longaker became an editorial associate with Early Music America magazine in November 2011. He has written reviews, previews and feature articles about music, dance, theater and visual art since 1995 for newspapers in the Washington, DC, area and national magazines. He plays the recorder, mostly for fun, but was a member of a group that played English country music for dancers. He has also studied folk and early dance.
Advertising Manager-Patrick Nugent
Patrick Nugent joined the EMA staff in July, 2006. Patrick has worked in the publishing industry for over ten years. He was advertising manager with Seattle-based Sea Kayaker magazine and advertising executive with New Age Retailer magazine. Patrick also served as editor-in-chief and advertising manager with NAV Magazine, an Atlanta-based monthly magazine focusing on contemporary instrumental music. He has a B.A. in History and Political Science from Hillsdale (MI) College, is currently completing a web design certification through Bellevue College and is co-producing and editing a Baroque Dance DVD with Anna Mansbridge of Seattle Early Dance which is scheduled to be released in Spring 2010.
CD Reviews Editor-Tom Moore
Tom Moore, who grew up in the early music paradise of Boston, Massachusetts, has been around long enough to remember when Frans Brüggen played the recorder. Tom performs on traverso, modern flute, and recorder, and as a vocalist. As a flutist he has made premiere recordings of Telemann for Lyrichord and Boismortier for A Casa Discos, and as a choral basso has recorded with the St. Clement's Choir, Pomerium, Concert Royal, and the Symphonic Choir of Rio de Janeiro. His music criticism has been published in Boston Early Music News, Fanfare, Goldberg, and other print and online publications. A recent interest has been the music of Brazil, with composer interviews published at MusicaBrasileira.org and in 21st Century Music. His ideal in the field of music criticism is George Bernard Shaw. Please forward CDs for review consideration to Tom Moore, Recording Reviews Editor, 2937 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC, 27707.
Book Reviews Editor-Mark Kroll
During a career spanning over three decades, Mark Kroll has performed as a harpsichordist and fortepianist to critical praise throughout North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. He has appeared in solo recital, chamber music, and as concerto soloist with some of the world's major orchestras, and has served as the harpsichordist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1979. Mark Kroll's extensive list of recordings includes music from the 17th to the 21st centuries. He is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Stiftung Weimarer Klassik, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, Bogliasco Foundation, IREX, DAAD and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. A noted authority on historical performance practice, he has contributed to both scholarly publications and general-readership magazines and published three books: Playing the Harpsichord Expressively, The Beethoven Violin Sonatas, and Johann Nepomuk Hummel: A Musician and His World. Kroll is Professor Emeritus at Boston University, where he served for 25 years as Professor and Chair of Department of Historical Performance, and is currently Visiting Professor at Northeastern University. Please forward books for review consideration to Mark Kroll, 59 Naples Rd., Brookline, MA 02446.
Editorial Advisory Board-Early Music America
David Klausner — Director, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (Toronto, ON)
Professor of Music, University of California (Los Angeles)
Jeffery Kite-Powell — Professor and Coordinator of Music History and Musicology, Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Steven Lubin — Fortepianist, The Mozartean Players (New York, NY)
Anthony P. Martin
Maria Coldwell, former Executive Director of Early Music America