A woman studies historical music notes on a music stand.


Registration for the 2018 Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) is now closed. Check back in spring 2019 for details on how to register for MEMF 2019.

  • 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 $225, 2 classes for $325, and 3 classes for $425.
    • The registration fee of $50 is waived for all who register before June 1.
    • Tuition is fully refundable (minus a $50 registration fee) before June 28.
  • Scholarship & Internship OpportunitiesMEMF Participants are welcome to apply for a Work Study Internship staff 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 the MEMF Internship Program and the Jean Humphrey Award will be available in spring 2019. 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 2019 will be posted online in Spring 2019. 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.
  • Housing – After 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 newly 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).