The Collegium Musicum is an organization of Duke undergraduate and graduate students and other interested members of the community devoted to the performance of early music for various groups of voices and instruments. Its repertory spans over five centuries, and includes Gregorian chant, Renaissance motets and madrigals, and Baroque sonatas and cantatas.
The Collegium is open to all members of the Duke community with an interest in performing music that is both unusual and exciting. The ability to read music is necessary, and some prior experience in chamber music or choral singing is helpful. The Music Department owns a number of period instruments (from violas da gamba to sackbuts) that can be made available to qualified participants.