Collegium Musicum


The Wellesley College Collegium Musicum is an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists open to Wellesley College students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community.

Directed by Laura Jeppesen, the Collegium Musicum is a student ensemble devoted to the performance of early music on original instruments. Vocalists, players of stringed and wind instruments and keyboard players are all encouraged to join this exploration of repertory from the courts and chapels of Renaissance Europe. Weekly rehearsals include instruction in viola da gamba, lute, Renaissance flute, recorder, and violin. Wellesley’s unique collection of early instruments, made available for student use, includes eight viole da gamba which are on display in the Sargent Concert Salon in Pendleton West, Room 101, where rehearsals will take place. The work of the ensemble will culminate in an informal concert at the end of the last term in the spring.

Auditions: Auditions are held during the first meeting in the fall. Day and time for the first meeting will be announced as we draw closer to fall 2020.