Collegium Musicum

The Collegium Musicum is one of Columbia University's leading choral ensembles and has been a part of University life since the mid-1950s.

The group is connected to Columbia's core curriculum, traditionally singing Josquin's Ave Maria...virgo serena for Music Humanities classes. Although in the past the Collegium has devoted itself to the performance of music of the middle ages and Renaissance—that by composers like Machaut, Josquin, Palestrina, Ockeghem, Tallis, and Monteverdi—in recent years the Collegium has broadened its repertoire to embrace works of all historical epochs, including 20th-century and contemporary music.

This Fall the ensemble will focus primarily on Baroque repertoire alongside some Renaissance works. Depending on interest we may put on a chamber concert production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas.

For the audition please prepare 1-2 minutes of a piece (any genre) to sing acapella after being given a starting pitch and expect to sight read an early music selection we provide.

Audition location: 

Monday 9/12 5:30-7:30 814 Dodge Hall

Monday 9/12 7:30-9:00 622 Dodge Hall

Tuesday 9/13 8:30-9:30 622 Dodge Hall

For more information, visit the Google form here.

The new Director of Collegium Musicum for the 2022-2023 academic year is Liz Kiger elk2155 [at]

The groups meets on Mondays from 7:30-9:30pm in Dodge Hall.

Palestrina: Jesu Rex Admirabilis

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