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CMI is grounded upon primary research enlightened by interdisciplinary scholarship, disseminated through scholarly writing, authentic performances, and sound recordings made to the highest standards.
  Founded in 1999 we are now in our 19th year of promoting and encouraging the understanding of early American history through music. 

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David & Ginger Hildebrand are the public faces of THE COLONIAL MUSIC INSTITUTE (CMI), an on-line compendium of research resources, publications, and other educational materials in the fields of early American music and dance.

MM cover David's book: Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio was published in late 2017 by The Johns Hopkins University Press, and can be purchased here at the Colonial Music Institute store.


Here is a video of David & Ginger performing "He Comes, the Hero Comes (click here)," at Mount Vernon.  This is one of the many pieces composed in honor of George Washington during his lifetime.