Collegium Musicum

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MUSI 1111 section 004  Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm-1:50pm

MUSI 1118 section 001 Thursday 12:00pm-1:50pm

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.

The University of Connecticut Collegium Musicum consists of approximately 24 singers and 15 instrumentalists. 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. Participants have access to the university’s extensive collection of early instruments. Membership in the group is open to current students, alumni, faculty, and community members.

Eric Rice, PhD

Eric Rice

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

2018-2019 Performances

Family Weekend Choirs Concert

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:00pm

von der Mehden Recital Hall

 

Collegium Musicum at CT Bach Festival

Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT

 

Collegium Musicum: Early Music and the African Diaspora

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

von der Mehden Recital Hall