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

General Information

For more detailed information on the Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) please visit the About page. For more information on workshop registration fees and scholarship and internship opportunities, please visit our Registration page. For further questions, please contact

  • Location – MEMF takes place at the UW–Madison Mead Witter School of Music, with performances in Mills Concert Hall in the Mosse Humanities Building at 455 N. Park Street.
  • Transportation – Madison is served by the Dane County Regional Airport and most major airlines. By car, Madison is approximately 70 minutes from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and 2.5 hours from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Badger Bus provides service from the Milwaukee airport and Van Galder/Coach USA provides service from Chicago. Both buses stop on the UW–Madison campus.
  • Housing – Once you’ve registered, participants can sign up for housing through the University of Wisconsin–Madison Housing website. Campus housing is available in Ogg Hall, a renovated dormitory facility one block from the workshop site. Single rooms are approximately $65 per person per night, and double rooms are approximately $45 per person per night (includes breakfast). Click here to register for housing.
  • Parking – A campus parking permit ($15/day) may be purchased after you register for the workshop.
  • Accommodations – If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us in advance. Requests are confidential. This program is offered by UW–Madison’s McBurney Disability Resource Center. Applications for the MEMF Work Study and the Jean Humphrey Award have now closed.
  • Class Descriptions – MEMF 2019 class descriptions are available here. Once registered, you will receive a follow up email with a Class Preference Survey along with additional information you’ll need as a MEMF participant.