AEMA is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 58-2200179) and all membership dues and contributions are tax deductible, according to current IRS rules (IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions). Our Bylaws are available at this link.
It is the mission of the Atlanta Early Music Alliance to foster enjoyment and awareness of historically informed performance, with special emphasis on music written before 1800. Its mission will be accomplished through dissemination and coordination of information, education, and financial support.
Accomplishing Our Mission:
AEMA provides performance and education grants to member groups, sponsors Early Music workshops, and provides scholarships to its Early Music workshops. In addition to supporting these charitable activities, AEMA offers the following membership benefits:
Informative quarterly BROADSIDE newsletter
Email dissemination of concert news
Concert and Workshop discounts
Free Early Music ads 3 times a year in BROADSIDE
Grants for Early Music performance and education
Opportunity to participate in Early Music projects and workshops
Connecting with like-minded friends for a common cause
Website with calendar, newsletter archive, links, and other useful information
Knowledge that you are financially supporting performance and education of Early Music
AEMA was formed in the spring of 1994, as a member of Early Music America (EMA). Initially, the organization focused on publishing Atlanta Music News (now BROADSIDE, see the archive), a newsletter highlighting local and national events and personalities.
AEMA sponsored "Recitals at Dusk"; "Baroque Fest '95" (highlighting the music of Henry Purcell); and annual "Kaleidoscope Concert" series featuring area ensembles. In 1998 AEMA supported the formation of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Current goals of AEMA include supporting concerts of member groups, announcing upcoming early music events and sponsoring Early Music workshops for adults and children.
Wanda Yang Temko