It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Colonial Music Institute co-founder Kate Van Winkle Keller (1937-2018). Kitty, as friends and colleagues called her, together with her husband Bob, came up with the idea of the Colonial Music Institute in 1998. For some 20 years she contributed articles, databases and other educational materials, but more importantly authored several ground-breaking books on dance in early America. Ginger and I will continue to carry on the Insitute's mission, with heavy hearts yet eager to keep Kitty's legacy alive and continue to move forward in researching and writing about early American music and dance.
-- David Hildebrand, Director, the Colonial Music Institute