Collegium Musicum

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MUSI 1111 section 004 & 008

Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

MUSI 1118 section 001 

Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

 

The University of Connecticut Collegium Musicum consists of approximately 24 highly select singers and 15 instrumentalists and selection to this ensemble is by audition through the Choral Placement Hearing process. Its purpose is to promote an understanding of the music of the late Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque period with regard to style, performance practices, and cultural milieu, through rehearsal and performance of at least two concerts each semester. The ensemble often performs off-campus and presents clinics and outreach concerts with local schools.

During J.S. Bach’s lifetime (1685–1750), a collegium musicum was a group of amateur musicians, primarily university students, who met to rehearse and perform for pleasure. The term is commonly used today to refer to ensembles of instrumentalists and singers that perform early music.

 

Eric Rice, PhD

Eric Rice

Director
eric.rice@uconn.edu
(860) 486-3728

2019-2020 Performances

Fall 2019

 

UConn Choirs Family Weekend Concert

Saturday, October 5, 2019
2:00 p.m.
von der Mehden Recital Hall

 

Collegium Musicum

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
8:00 p.m.
von der Mehden Recital Hall

 

Spring 2020

 

Collegium Musicum

Friday, February 14, 2020
8:00 p.m.
von der Mehden Recital Hall

 

UConn Choirs Pre-Tour Concert

Sunday, March 8, 2020
3:00 p.m.
von der Mehden Recital Hall

 

Collegium Musicum

Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 p.m.
von der Mehden Recital Hall

 

Spectrum Concert

Saturday, May 2, 2020
8:00 p.m.
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts