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ORGANIZATION: MONTCLAIR EARLY MUSIC

Montclair Early Music is a 501(c)(3) organization passionate about music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods.. We produce three or four concerts a year. Our Elementary School Recorder Program provides children in under-served communities with free and low cost Recorder lessons. At the conclusion of the six to eight week program, the students perform at our next concert with adults accompanying them. Several of the children were invited to participate in the Boston Early Music Festival for young players.

During the pandemic, children and adults continued to rehearse virtually, then in person with fully vaccinated members. Although no ticketed major performances were held, the group performed two free outdoor performances.

We are seeking classical music lovers who are willing to put their time and expertise to work to help us fulfill our mission.

MEM currently has five senior board directors, and we are seeking to grow the board to between seven and nine directors. We also have an Operating Board with five members who plan the programs in conjunction with our Music Director and Executive Director. We do not have salaried employees, so our board members have a hands-on attitude and take an active role in fundraising. We have six board meetings per year, with the annual meeting in June. In addition, we may have other occasional meetings to discuss fundraising or other topics. We could use new directors with skills in finance/accounting, law, and media. We would be happy to meet with you on Zoom so you can get to know us and see what we do. Please contact us if you are ready to give your love of classical music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods a means to bring this historically significant art form to our community

About Montclair Early Music Location:

125 Glenridge Ave, Box 1752, Montclair NJ 07003

Mission Statement

The mission of Montclair Early Music is to build community and foster participatory music making by providing opportunities for adults and children of all ages, races, and abilities to develop their musical, ensemble, and performance skills.

Drawing on the rich traditions of Early Music, MEM brings history to life through high quality accessible performances showing the powerful connections between early music, history, the visual arts, dance, and song.

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About MONTCLAIR EARLY MUSIC

Location:

9 HUDSON PL, BLOOMFIELD, NJ 07003, US

Mission Statement

We are musicians with a passion for music of the 13th-17th centuries. We provide opportunities for people of all ages, races, and abilities to learn to play and perform music in small groups. We enrich our community with historic family-friendly programs of this rarely performed beautiful music integrating history, art, and music. Our mission extends to enhancing school programs by providing free and low-cost music lessons to under-served children.

Description

We are primarily Recorder and String players with occasional addition of other period instruments and singers. Most people think the recorder is a toy for learning how to play "Hot Cross Buns", unaware that the recorder is an ancient instrument, in many sizes which match vocal ranges. There is so much music written for the recorders that it could hardly be played in a lifetime. We want to share the beauty of this music with others either to learn to play or to enjoy listening to. As an all volunteer organization, we are heavily dependent on volunteers to assist us in areas such as maintaining our music library, applying for grants, writing press releases, and editing videos.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Arts & Culture, Board Development

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

9 Hudson PlaceBloomfield, NJ 07003

(40.81713,-74.18471)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • 4-6 meetings/year + time on fundraising
  • We request an annual donation from every board member.

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