About Us

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).


It is the mission of the Atlanta Early Music Alliance to foster enjoyment and awareness of the historically informed performance of music, with special emphasis on music written before 1800. Its mission will be accomplished through dissemination and coordination of information, education, and financial support.


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.



Tax form for FY2016 (July 1 2016 - June 30 2017)

Tax form for FY2015 (July 1 2015 - June 30 2016)

Tax form for FY2014 (July 1 2014 - June 30 2015)

IRS Determination Letter

IRS Application for Recognition of Exemption (Form 1023 with supporting documentation)

Other Public Information (from 501c3lookup.org)