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Welcome to SCEMS!


Southern California

Early Music Society

is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization which supports the study, performance and enjoyment of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical music.


Members include ardent listeners, concert-goers, scholars, collectors, instrument builders and musicians...

from amateurs to professionals.


Our newsletter Early Music News features articles, CD reviews, notices of informal music-making and more.  The publication is available online in PDF format and also by email subscription.


The Society compiles an extensive online Calendar of early music concerts, events, workshops and classes covering the Los Angeles, San Bernadino, and Orange County areas.

Credit: Wellcome Library, London. A group of musicians; representing the sense of hearing.  Engraving by A. Bosse after himself, c. 1650 is licensed under CC BY 4.0 / Desaturated and cropped from original.

Southern California's local source for early music since 1976.

Celebrate your enthusiasm for early music… Join us!

Become a SCEMS member to enjoy​ altruistic contentment plus:

  • A membership card honored by many local early music groups for ticket discounts.

  • Direct delivery of Early Music News newsletter to your e-mailbox.​

  • Subscription to our email blasts with last minute calendar additions & errata, ticket give-aways, Society announcements and more.

  • Invitations to parties and post-concert receptions and news of sing- & play-alongs, lecture-demonstrations and workshops.

  • The opportunity to get involved as a volunteer.

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