Dr. David Hildebrand will be lecturing at Mount Vernon in early 2023 as part of the National Symphony Orchestra and Mount Vernon series on the following dates:
January 31, 2023: Nelly's Harpsichord and other Instruments at Mount Vernon
February 28, 2023: Gen. Washington and Military Music
March 28: Mount Vernon: Music in the Domestic Setting
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About David and Ginger
David and Ginger are professional performers, teachers, and recording artists. They specialize in early American music, having co-founded and for more than 20 years directed the Colonial Music Institute, which is now under the auspices of George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Their soundtrack work includes the PBS film Rediscovering George Washington, and Anthem- The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner. Among their 7 CD recordings are Over the Hills and Far Away, Being a Collection of Music from 18th-Century Annapolis and George Washington: Music of the First President.
Ginger holds an M.M. in guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory; David's M.A. and Ph.D., both in musicology, are from George Washington University and Catholic University. Ginger teaches privately at the Key School and Severn School, and David is on the faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore. In 2017 David co-author of Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio.
At the present point of the COVID-19 pandemic the Hildebrands have resumed limited, controlled public performing, lecturing and school programming. Please use the contact information provided on this page to inquire about our offerings and check back to this website as our schedule fills.