Ben Dunham


Benjamin S. Dunham (Harvard College, B.A., 1966) retired as editor of Early Music America magazine in 2014. Prior to his 12 years in that role, he enjoyed an active career in arts administration and journalism, serving as executive vice president of the U.S. National Music Council, executive director of the American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, director of public relations and publications for the American Symphony Orchestra League (now League of American Orchestras), assistant editor of the Music Educators Journal, and editor of American Recorder magazine. In 1981, as the first executive director of Chamber Music America, he was named “Arts Administrator of the Year” by the Arts Management publication. He has served on the boards of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, the American Recorder Society, and the Boston Early Music Festival and was for many years a member of the Avery Fisher Artist Program Recommendation Board. He performed on recorder and viola da gamba in early music ensembles in Washington, D.C., and in the South
Coast region of Massachusetts and has reviewed concerts and recordings for national and regional media. In retirement he researches and manages a website on the British artist
James Alphege Brewer (www.jalphegebrewer.info). 

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