General Information

Location The Madison Early Music Festival takes place within the central campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Workshop classes are held at the UW-Madison School of Music, located in the Mosse Humanities Building, with performances in Mills Concert Hall.

Transportation — Madison is served by the Dane County Regional Airport and most major airlines. By car, Madison is approximately 70 minutes from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport and 2-1/2 hours from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Badger Bus provides service from the Milwaukee airport and Van Galder/Coach USA provides service from Chicago. Both buses stop on the UW- Madison campus.
From the Milwaukee airport:  Visit for the Badger Coaches bus schedule to and from Mitchell International Airport to Madison Memorial Union.
From Chicago O'Hare:  Visit for the Van Galder (Coach USA) bus schedule to and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Madison Memorial Union. 

Housing — Campus housing is available in Ogg Hall, a newly renovated dormitory facility one block from the workshop site. Single rooms are $65 per person per night and double rooms are $45 per person per night (includes breakfast). Reservations are due by June 15.

Parking — A campus parking permit ($12/day) may be purchased after you register for the workshop. Information will be sent out after your registration has been received.

Workshop Registration Fees — Early-bird registration fee for the eight-day workshop (including all concerts and social events) is $525 ($550 after June 1).  Full-time college students (18 years and older) may register for the workshop at a discounted registration fee of $425 ($450 after June 1). Additional fees may include Festival music purchase and optional instrument rental fees, all payable by cash or check upon arrival.

Work Study Opportunities — MEMF offers a limited number of work-study opportunities for college students in exchange for a further-reduced registration fee. Contact Sarah Marty at for an application. Applications must be received by April 15.

Academic Credit and Continuing Education Units —Full participants in the Festival Workshop automatically earn 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at no charge. Participants may earn 1-2 academic credit(s) by completing the University of Wisconsin Special and Guest Student application process and paying the appropriate fee (approx. $485 per credit) in addition to the Workshop registration fee. If you are interested in earning credit, contact Sarah Marty, Festival Director, at