ABOUT BLOOMINGTON EARLY MUSIC
Established in 1992 by Stanley Ritchie and friends, Bloomington Early Music started out as an inspiring community concert series in Bloomington.
In the summer of 1994, a group of enterprising and talented students from Indiana University’s Historical Performance Institute (then named Early Music Institute) took their artistry into the same supportive community and formed the annual Bloomington Early Music Festival, which grew and quickly attracted national attention.
Since then, the festival and organization’s annual offerings have included some of the most significant performers and ensembles in the field today, many of whom have deep artistic roots in Bloomington as faculty, students, and alumni of the HPI. With a passionate commitment to a diverse approach to performance, the Festival has been strengthened through collaborations with performers of different styles and cherishes its support of emerging talent.
By catalyzing historically informed performance in south central Indiana, Bloomington Early Music enriches, educates, and inspires audiences and performers.
Bloomington Early Music hosts the annual Bloomington Early Music Festival, a series of concerts celebrating performances and workshops by local, regional, and national performers and scholars.
PROJECTS WE SUPPORT
2019-2020 Board of Directors:
Alain Barker, President
Aaron Cain, Vice President
Sally Gaskill, Treasurer
Thomas Schaller, Secretary