The MEMF 2015 dancing master twirls a handkerchief in the air as dance participants watch him lead.

General Information

Location—The Madison Early Music Festival is held at the Mead Witter School of Music and the Hamel Music Center at UW-Madison.

Transportation—Madison is served by the Dane County Regional Airport and most major airlines. By car, Madison is approximately 70 minutes from Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport and 2-1/2 hours from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Quality bus service is provided from both airports directly to the UW–Madison Campus near the workshop site: from Milwaukee Mitchell, Badger Coaches (; from Chicago O’Hare, Van Galder/Coach USA (

Hotels—Blocks of rooms have been made at the following hotels.  Please contact the hotel directly to reserve and pay for your room.

The Graduate Hotel:  Thursday, April 21 through Monday, April 25:

Fluno Center:  Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24:

Meals—Madison is known for its excellent restaurant scene, and the Festival site is very close to some of its best casual, fast food, and fine dining restaurants.

Parking—A campus visitor parking permit may be purchased directly from the UW–Madison Transportation Office

Hourly parking is also available in a nearby City of Madison ramp, but not for overnight parking.

Instruments—Rental instruments are limited, so please contact if you need an instrument for the workshop. We expect participants to bring their own instruments if possible.

Workshop Registration Fees—The $150 workshop fee (includes all concerts, classes, and social events) is due by April 10.

Non-UW students may register for the workshop at a discounted registration fee of $25.

Registration is free to UW Mead Witter School of Music students and faculty, but you must submit a registration form.

The registration form will be emailed to you after payment with Campus Arts Ticketing.

  1. Online:
  2. In person: at Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
  3. By phone: 608.265.ARTS (2787)

If you have questions regarding MEMF Workshop or the Festival please contact:

Cheryl Bensman-Rowe at (608) 239-1308  or by e-mail at