The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty and community members interested in auditioning to sing or play in one or more ensembles, including the Collegium choir, baroque orchestra (modern string players are encouraged to try this!) and chamber music, medieval and Renaissance ensembles and Voces Feminae.
The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses. Performances sponsored by the program feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically informed style.
Consider beginning recorder, viola da gamba, lute or sackbut! We also offer instruction on period instruments (recorders, sackbut, viol, lute, etc.) for modern players, in beginning ensembles and lessons. Credit is available for ensembles and lessons for Mount Holyoke College, UMass and Hampshire College.
Tuesday, Sept. 2:
4–5:30 p.m.: Room 170, Fine Arts Center, UMass
6:30–7:30 p.m.: Room 7, Arms Music Center, Amherst College
Wednesday, Sept. 3:
1-4 p.m.: Room 210, Pratt Hall, Mount Holyoke College
4:30–5:30 p.m.: Music Lounge, Hampshire College
Thursday, Sept. 4:
11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Room 170, Fine Arts Center, UMass
4-6 p.m.: Room 103, Sage Hall, Smith College