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The University of Wisconsin–Madison Mead Witter School of Music announces a new collaboration and celebration with the Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF): “The Happy Journey: Pastime With Good Company!” from April 22-24, 2022 on the UW–Madison campus in the new Hamel Music Center. Join us as we celebrate our legacy and our new partnership with the Mead Witter School of Music!

Featuring performances by Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, Incantare, a new early music ensemble that includes former MEMF participants, a MEMF Participant concert, and a culminating All Festival Concert with MEMF and School of Music faculty and students and participants.

More schedule details and ticketing information will be available soon.

MEMF has moved from its administrative home in the UW-Madison Division of the Arts to a new administrative home in the Mead Witter School of Music as of February 2021. The festival will be known as the Madison Early Music Festival, a program of the Mead Witter School of Music.

MEMF will be an integral part of the academic year so more students can have an opportunity to work with professionals in the field of early music. In order to focus on this goal, the decision has been made to discontinue the summer festival in its current (pre-pandemic) format. MEMF concerts, lectures and classes will now be offered in some capacity throughout the year.