Early Music Ensemble

Craig Trompeter, Director

The Early Music Ensemble is an historically-oriented performance group, led by specialist Craig Trompeter, that encompasses both vocalists and instrumentalists. Ensemble repertoire is drawn from 15th- to 17th-century sources, with special emphasis on historically-informed performance practices including reading from original notation, improvisation, and ornamentation. The Early Music Ensemble also provides a forum for undergraduate majors and graduate students in music who wish to explore and activate musical traditions and repertories related to their scholarly research. Participation in the group is open to anyone in the University community with music-reading experience.

Rehearsals & Performances

The Early Music Ensemble rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Ensemble presents a concert in both winter and spring quarters, as well as performing on the weekly Tea Time Concert Series.

2021-22 concerts:

  • Thursday, January 6 at 4:30 p.m., Tea Time Concert
  • Sunday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Auditions

In lieu of auditions, the Early Music Ensemble hosts an annual open house rehearsal for interested musicians in the beginning of Autumn Quarter. All interested musicians, as well as intrigued novices, are invited to attend. If you are interested in participating in the ensemble, you must attend the open house. This year's open house will be on Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. location TBA. Please RSVP to attend.

Please read through the Instrumental Rehearsals and COVID Protocols before attending the open house.