Early Music News

Martha Blackman (1927-2021)

Wednesday, November 17th marked the passing of the renowned viola da gamba performer and teacher Martha Blackman at the age of 94. Martha was a pioneer in the early music movement in the U.S. and is best known as the first full-time viola da gambist...

Next SFEMS Board Meeting November 15

SFEMS will hold its next board meeting online on Monday, November 15. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM. We welcome current members’ attendance at board meetings. Anyone interested in coming to the open portion of this meeting should contact President...

Remembering Marilyn Marquis (1947–2021)

Longtime early music supporter and former SFEMS board member Marilyn Marquis passed away on Tuesday, October 5, after a brief illness. A longtime faculty member at Las Positas College, Marilyn had moved to Pennsylvania several years ago to live...

Next SFEMS Board Meeting August 16

SFEMS will hold its next board meeting online on Monday, August 16. The meeting starts at 7:30PM. We welcome current members’ attendance at board meetings. Anyone interested in coming to the open portion of this meeting should contact President...

Anna Carol Dudley (1931–2021)

We at SFEMS are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Anna Carol Dudley on Thursday, May 27. Anna Carol enjoyed a distinguished career as a musician, teacher, administrator, and as a passionate advocate for early music and historically informed...