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Harmonia Early Music

Angela Mariani, Host

Angela Mariani has hosted Harmonia for WFIU since 1991, drawing on commercial, private, and rare archival recordings, as well as interviews with performers and scholars. A performer and scholar in the field of early music, she left the University of Massachusetts with a degree in music theory before earning a graduate degree at Indiana University’s renowned Early Music Institute. Since 2000, Angela and her husband have lived in Lubbock, Texas, where they are both members of the music faculty at Texas Tech University.

Wendy Gillespie, Writer and Host

Wendy Gillespie is Professor of Music, teaching early bowed strings and performance studies, at the Early Music Institute of the Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, and a past president of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. As a viola da gamba player, she has made more than 80 recordings and performed on five continents. Wendy began working with Harmonia in January 2012.

Sarah Huebsch, Writer

Sarah Huebsch, DM, performs on period oboes throughout North America. She has been a guest artist and instructor at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Grand Valley State University, Stetson University Double Reed Workshop, Duke University Musical Instrument Collection series, and The Princeton Festival. Sarah is a founding member of Forgotten Clefs: A Renaissance Wind Band, which performs and promotes Civic Wind Band music of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. Sarah holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Indiana University. She started writing for Harmonia in May 2016.

David McCormick, Writer

 

David McCormick performs regularly on both violin and vielle (medieval fiddle) and is in demand as an educator and arts leader. He was founding Artistic Director of Charlottesville-based baroque ensemble Three Notch’d Road and is a founding member of Alkemie, a medieval ensemble based in New York City. He is the founding Artistic Director of Early Music Access Project, a rotating group of musicians bringing a wide range of early music to Charlottesville and surrounding communities. David is also Executive Director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, where he recently appeared as featured violin soloist for the opening concert of the 25th Anniversary Season. David has also recently performed with Washington Bach Consort, Opera Lafayette, and as featured guest artist for the Bach-Handel Festival at Shenandoah University.

 

David served for two years as President of the Charlottesville Music Teachers Association. He teaches private violin and viola lessons and offers workshops for educators, students, and performers in early music performance practice. His degrees in music education and performance from Shenandoah University and Case Western Reserve University include specialized training in chamber music and historical performance. He is a 2017 recipient of Shenandoah Conservatory’s Rising Stars Alumni Award. He began writing for Harmonia in May 2016.

Anne Timberlake, Writer

Anne Timberlake holds degrees in recorder performance from Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University. She has received awards from the American Recorder Society and the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and, in 2008, was awarded a Fulbright Grant. With Musik Ekklesia, Anne has recorded for the Sono Luminus label, and she’s a founding member of the ensemble Wayward Sisters, specializing in music of the early baroque. Anne enjoys teaching as well as performing. In addition to music, she holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and covers the classical music beat for the Richmond Times-Dispatch (Virginia). She started writing for Harmonia in July 2013.

Janelle Davis, Host, Harmonia Early Music Podcast; Production Assistant

Janelle Davis is a violinist and performs with period instrument ensembles throughout the United States. She is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University where she has specialized in early music. Janelle is a devoted educator having served in various capacities as a studio teacher, classroom orchestra director, and youth music festival clinician. Janelle also volunteers with Early Music In Motion—a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting communities under-served by the arts. She began working with Harmonia in January 2012.

Elizabeth Clark, Producer and Writer

Elizabeth Clark splits her time between Bloomington, where she works for WFIU, and Columbus, where she teaches piano and directs the choir at First Lutheran Church. At WFIU, she writes for and produces Harmonia. She holds degrees in organ and harpsichord from St. Olaf College and Indiana University. Elizabeth began working with Harmonia in July 2013.

Other Harmonia Staff

  • LuAnn Johnson, Program Services Manager
  • Michael Paskash, Audio Engineer

WFIU Supporting Staff

  • Eoban Binder, Director of Digital Media
  • Joe Goetz, Music Director
  • Nancy Krueger, Grants/Gifts Officer
  • Will Murphy, Program Director
  • Betsy Shepherd, Online Content Coordinator
  • Marianne Woodruff, Corporate Support Director
  • John Bailey, Station Operations Director
  • Perry Metz, Executive-in-Charge IU Radio-Television Services

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