AEMA is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 58-2200179) and all membership dues and contributions are tax deductible, according to current IRS rules (IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions).
HOW WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION
AEMA provides performance and education grants to member groups, sponsors Early Music workshops, and provides scholarships to its Early Music workshops. In addition to supporting these charitable activities, AEMA offers the following membership benefits:
- Informative quarterly BROADSIDE newsletter
- Email dissemination of concert news
- Concert and Workshop discounts
- Free Early Music ads 3 times a year in BROADSIDE
- Grants for Early Music performance and education
- Opportunity to participate in Early Music projects and workshops
- Connecting with like-minded friends for a common cause
- Website with calendar, newsletter archive, links, and other useful information
- Knowledge that you are financially supporting performance and education of Early Music
AEMA was formed in the spring of 1994, as a member of Early Music America (EMA). Initially, the organization focused on publishing Atlanta Music News (now BROADSIDE, see the archive), a newsletter highlighting local and national events and personalities.
AEMA sponsored "Recitals at Dusk"; "Baroque Fest '95" (highlighting the music of Henry Purcell); and annual "Kaleidoscope Concert" series featuring area ensembles. In 1998 AEMA supported the formation of the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. Current goals of AEMA include supporting concerts of member groups, announcing upcoming early music events and sponsoring Early Music workshops for adults and children.
501(c)(3) STATUS DOCUMENTATION