Exciting development: For a private gathering at George Washington's Mount Vernon, David had the honor of being the first to play Nelly's new harpsichord on Monday, March 18th [see video]. Constructed over the past two years as an exact copy of the grand harpsichord delivered to the Washingtons in 1793, this was the first performance in its new, permanent home -- the Mansion at Mount Vernon.
A scholarship fund has been established in the name of Colonial Music Institute co-founder Kate Van Winkle Keller (1937-2018). Established by an endowment from Kate's family and friends and by the Society for American Music (SAM), of which Kate was a founding member and its first Executive Director, the fund supports scholars at all levels (graduate student to senior scholar) engaged in scholarly research and writing on American music or dance, which must be appropriate to research collections at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). https://www.americanantiquarian.org/support to donate, scroll down to lower right to "Make a general donation to AAS," then type in amount, and in the following screen specify "Kate van Winkle Keller Fellowship Fund."