Milton Scheuermann, Jr.
Thais St. Julien - Co-Directors
Charlotte Pipes - Associate Director
New Orleans Musica da Camera was founded in 1966 by architect, university professor, magician and musician, Milton Scheuermann, Jr. Over the last 50 years Musica da Camera has performed over 650 concerts of early music in the greater New Orleans area. Many of our performances also include our female vocal ensemble, Vox Feminæ. Like any early music ensemble, we multi-task: research, transcribe and translate. Unlike other ensembles, we produce “Continuum”, a weekly radio program, hosted by Scheuermann and St. Julien. Since 1976, this oldest continuing early music radio show in the world has been broadcast on WWNO-89.9 FM internationally..
Musica da Camera has received the Mayor’s Arts Award and a Certificate of Merit from the City of New Orleans and Scheuermann and St. Julien received Lifetime Achievement Awards from “Gambit’s Tribute to the Classical Arts”. “Continuum” has received awards from the Early Music America/Millennium of Music National Radio Competition, and a KXMS Fine Arts Radio International Award for Classical Radio Programing with Educational Content. St. Julien received a 2007 Louisiana Artist’s Fellowship in music, and is a SouthernArtistry.org artist. In 2011 Scheuermann received a Community Arts Award from the Arts Council of New Orleans for his contributions to the city as architect and educator.
We recently established our own recording label, Belle Alliance ®. Our previous recordings on Centaur Records have been broadcast throughout the US, including on the nationally syndicated program “Harmonia”, and internationally broadcast on BBC3, BBC4, Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National, Sirius Radio, and Nexus Radio broadcast stations Concertzender (Holland) and Ancient FM (Canada). The most exciting thing for us? Being here, privileged to contribute to the culture of that most medieval of American cities, New Orleans.