Early Music Michigan was founded in 1996 as the Michigan Bach Collegium. In 2009, we changed our name to Early Music Michigan to emphasize our mission of performing a wide variety of early music– generally speaking, music written and performed before the nineteenth century–not limited to the works of J. S. Bach. As an early-music ensemble emphasizing historically-informed performance, we occupy a valuable niche, providing music and creative programming that would not otherwise be available in the greater Kalamazoo area.


Our mission is to perform early music in a dynamic, varied and historically informed manner that honors this body of rare and ancient musical treasures, the artistic voice, and the humanity of collaborative music making.