Collegium Musicum is Duke's early music ensemble. We specialize in music composed before 1750, including repertoire from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque.
The course is open to all instrumentalists and singers at Duke who have at least some performing experience. No audition is required, and no prior experience with early music is necessary. Depending on the instrument inventory, students may have the opportunity to play harpsichords, Baroque-style recorders, viols, and other curious objects. Weekly rehearsals will be scheduled according to students' availability. In addition to these rehearsals, students are expected to practice their music on their own as needed. Collegium Musicum counts for one-half of a credit and is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. The class will culminate in a concert.