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Registration for the 2020 Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) is now open. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and will provide any updates on this website; at this time there is no impact to summer 2020 programs on the UW–Madison campus. Please contact memf@arts.wisc.edu with questions.

Registration for the 2020 Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) is now open. Registration is easy! There are two ways to register:

  • Register online with a credit card. Please note: for registering online, we recommend you use laptops or desktop computers rather than iPads and mobile devices.
  • Download and print out a MEMF 2020 Registration Form and mail in with check or money order.

Continue reading for more important registration details:

  • Workshop Registration Fees – Workshop registration for the Madison Early Music Festival is $600 for the week. Fees include all instruction, a Concert and Lecture Series Pass, music for All-Festival Concert, the MEMF Dance event, and admittance to the Opening and Closing Night receptions. Full-time college students (18 years and older) may register for the workshop at a discounted registration fee of $475. Part-Time Registration (includes instructional fee and Concert Series Pass) are as follows: 1 class for $250, 2 classes for $350, and 3 classes for $450.
    • The registration fee of $50 is waived for all full-time participants who register before June 1.
    • Tuition is fully refundable (minus a $50 registration fee) before June 28.
  • Scholarship & Work Study OpportunitiesMEMF Participants are welcome to apply for a Work Study position and the Jean Humphrey Award Scholarship. If your application is approved, you may receive a partial tuition waiver, which includes access to all classes and an All-Festival Concert Pass for a registration fee of $250. All who apply should not make any registration payments until they have been notified of their award status. Applications for Work Study and the Jean Humphrey Award are now open, with a deadline of May 1, 2020. Additional scholarships that may be of interest include:
    • Early Music America offers scholarships to full-time students. Deadline to apply is April 30. Visit their website for information and to apply.
    • The American Recorder Society offers scholarships to recorder players for weekend workshops as well as summer festivals. Applications are accepted at any time. Effort should be made to apply at least two months before funding is needed, or March 31 for summer festivals. Check online for application information.
    • The Viola da Gamba Society of America offers Grants-in-Aid to its members to attend workshops and masterclasses.
    • The Historical Keyboard Society of North America has established the Funaro Fund Award to support its members to offset the cost of traveling to an early keyboard event. Download the information on how to apply here.
  • Class Descriptions – Class descriptions for MEMF 2020 will be available in mid-March 2020. Once registered, you will receive a follow up email with a Class Preference Form along with additional information you will need as a MEMF participant.
  • For information on parking, housing, location, and more, please visit our General Information page.