Collegium Musicum

The Collegium Musicum is a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring and performing the diverse vocal and instrumental repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods of European music history. Emphasis is given to the study of musical style, performance practice, singing and playing one-on-a-part, and excellence in performance. Various cultural aspects of the societies that produced the music under study are simultaneously explored; participants will work with primary source materials, such as facsimiles of musical manuscripts, as well as literary and historical writings.

Collegium Auditions

Only returning ensemble members may pre-register without an interview/audition.

New students need to meet with Prof. Jane Alden by January 25th to discuss their background/interest in the course. Please contact Alden to arrange an interview/audition by January 25th. 

Students should email Prof. Jane Alden ( with a statement of interest in the course. Include details of background in singing and voice work in general by January 25th. Curiosity about cross-generational work and effective music therapy will be an advantage, due to the Service-Learning component of the course.

MEET and GREET for registered students and those who have been accepted by audition:
Friday  January 26, 2024
3-5 PM
World Music Hall
The plan for the semester will be discussed, there will be some singing and a Q&A. The syllabi  will be distributed and  sectional times will be arranged.

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Click here to visit the Collegium website.