Music & Instrument Exhibition

Music & Instrument Exhibition

Friday, July 19 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, July 20 & 21
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Crozier-Williams Student Center on the Campus of Connecticut College

Tracy Cowart and Alastair Thompson, co-directors

The Amherst Early Music Festival welcomes the public free of charge to the Festival's Early Music and Instrument Exhibition. You'll see instruments for playing Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Music, including recorders, flutes, percussion, strings, and keyboards, as well as musical accessories, books, and modern and facsimile editions. Players, parents, and teachers are invited to try out historical instruments and talk to makers and vendors from the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

For Exhibitors

We welcome instrument makers, music shops, publishers, organizations, and others to exhibit at the Festival. The Music and Instrument Exhibition is held in a large centrally-located air-conditioned room with lots of natural light. Coffee and tea will be available.

The Festival is a hive of activity on the weekend, with over 400 students and faculty present. Past exhibitors tell us that Festival-goers are exactly the people they most want to meet – people who play instruments, sing, dance, and have an interest in early music. Exhibitors are also welcome to attend weekend events for free.

Register online by June 1 to reserve your spot, or email us at

2018 Exhibitors:
Exhibition at the 2015 Amherst Early Music Festival Affourtit Historical Bows 
American Recorder Society 
Basileia Books 
Cantux Research LLC 
Courtly Music Unlimited 
Gabriela's Baroque 
Harpsichord Clearing House 
Larry V Bowers, Violinmaker
Lehmann Instruments 
Lynne Lewandowski, Historical Harps 
Old Manuscripts & Incunabula 
Prescott Workshop 
Simon Polak: Early Flutes 
Timothy G. Johnson, luthier
TLC Recorder Optimization  
Unprofitable Instruments 
The Viola da Gamba Society of America 
The Von Huene Workshop 
Zuckermann Harpsichords International

aemf exhibition 2015