Since the first festival took place in 2000, it has grown tremendously in size and has attracted people from all over the world. Recently, there have been over 400 people in attendance at each of the week's seven concerts and over 100 participants in the classes held throughout the week. The focus of the concerts, lectures, and classes differ each year with the changing topics. Recent topics: Italia Mia: 1300-1600 (2014); A Festive Celebration of the German Renaissance (2013); Welcome Home Again: An American Celebration (2012); Music of the Spanish New World (2011); England: Merry and Musical before Elizabeth (2010); Telescopic Vistas: Music of the Spheres (2009). MEMF 2015 features Slavic Discoveries: Early Music of Eastern Europe.