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Collegium Musicum Auditions

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Students wishing to take part in the Collegium need to demonstrate musical proficiency on their instrument or in singing (or both!). The Collegium welcomes musicians who are interested in performing Baroque music, where “modern” instruments such as the violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, bassoon, etc. are used. Students who wish to participate using Medieval and Renaissance instruments (and who are not already proficient on those instruments) should audition on an instrument that closely approximates the “early” instrument (for example: students wishing to play the recorder or crumhorn might audition on flute or clarinet, while students wishing to play shawm could audition on oboe).

To schedule an informal audition please contact Dr. Lindsay Johnson at (410) 455-2941 or by e-mail at lmjohnson@umbc.edu.

Rehearsal


Scheduled rehearsals always take place in the Performing Arts and Humanities building. Given that the Collegium consists of a number of small ensembles, there is quite a bit of flexibility in scheduling rehearsals. In a majority of cases, the members of an ensemble decide when to meet.

Instruments


Given that the Collegium consists of a number of small ensembles, there is quite a bit of flexibility in scheduling rehearsals and group practice sessions. In many cases, the members of an ensemble decide when to meet.

As in any ensemble, participants are expected to play their own instruments; however, the Collegium will provide “early” instruments to students where appropriate.

Performances


The Collegium Musicum generally performs one concert every semester and occasionally gives performances in various area locations and events.

Questions


If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Dr. Lindsay Johnson at (410) 455-2941 or by e-mail at lmjohnson@umbc.edu