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Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) is incorporated under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of New York State and exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our mission is to promote and enrich public understanding and appreciation of early music in New York City.

We maintain offices in New York City with a paid staff of eight, and more than three dozen volunteers.

Our organizational Board of Directors includes individuals with long involvement with early music in the City.

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GEMS is a non-profit corporation that supports and promotes the artists and organizations in New York devoted to early music — playing repertoire from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and early Classical periods.