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.

The 2021-2022 director of Collegium Musicum is PhD student Justin Gregg. His email is jtg2141 [at]

Please join us for our spring concert on Thursday, May 5th, 2022, at 7:00pm, in St. Paul’s Chapel (on campus). We look forward to presenting a program of music from Renaissance England, featuring works by Tallis, Byrd, Dunstaple, Sheppard, Mundy, and others. The performance will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in-person.

Palestrina: Jesu Rex Admirabilis

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