Binkley Instrument Sale

Eight course Lute
By Christopher Challen, 1976

Thomas E. Binkley, Ph.D. (1931-1995), was a lutenist and musicologist who was the founding director of the Early Music Institute (now the Historical Performance Institute) at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, where he taught from 1979 until his death in 1995. During his long career as a performer of medieval music, director of ensembles performing medieval music, and teacher, Dr. Binkley acquired a significant number of musical instruments, including both instruments of historical origin and authentic copies of historical period instruments. Prior to Bloomington, Binkley had taught at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and made ground-breaking recordings with the Studio der Frühen Musik.

EMA is delighted to announce the sale of three of the remaining instruments from the collection. The proceeds from the sale will be added to the Binkley Fund, which will continue to honor Binkley’s life through awards to those involved in the performance and scholarship of historically informed music…

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