|As an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society, SFRS promotes early music in the community with an awareness of the recorder as an important instrument in the development of Western music.
SFEMS's Affiliate Program is intended to facilitate the development of individuals and groups devoted to increasing public appreciation of early music, in accordance with the Society’s articles of incorporation and mission statement.
SFEMS is a community-based organization dedicated to increasing public appreciation for historically-informed performance of early music. The Society emphasizes three areas of activity:
- Concert presentations of primarily medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music
- Education programs that encourage the development of amateurs of all ages and increase public involvement and participation, while supporting professionals
- Services to the community, including communication, outreach, and support for emerging artists