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CMI is grounded upon primary research enlightened by interdisciplinary scholarship, disseminated through scholarly writing, authentic performances, and sound recordings made to the highest standards.
  Founded in 1999 we are now in our 18th year of promoting and encouraging the understanding of early American history through music. 

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David & Ginger Hildebrand are the public faces of THE COLONIAL MUSIC INSTITUTE (CMI), an on-line compendium of research resources, publications, and other educational materials in the fields of early American music and dance.

MM cover -published in September by Johns Hopkins University Press, David's book:

- The Maryland Historical Society hosts David's next scheduled book talk.  As part of the Francis Scott Key Lecture Series, David discusses, performs related music, and takes questions on Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio - which was officially published on Sept. 14, 2017 (the 203rd Anniversary of F.S. Key observing "the dawn's early light").

This book is available for purchase at this event, directly through the Johns Hopkins University Press website, or here on the Colonial Music Institute website.


After David & Ginger's mini-residency at Muskingum University in Ohio, February 2 & 3, 2018, some feedback:

"It was really exciting for our campus community to have you here to share your knowledge and passion for early American music! It is really apparent you both love what you do! Everyone I have talked to has said great things about the concert and/or presentation! . . . It was especially cool because we drew in faculty from across campus, and some community folks I have not seen before."
----David A. Turrill, DMA
      Chair, Department of Music & Director of Bands, Associate Professor of Music