Early Music Ensemble

Craig Trompeter, Director

The Early Music Ensemble is a 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 performances on the weekly Tea Time Concert Series.

2022-23 concerts and events:

  • Thursday, December 1, 4:30PM, Fulton Recital Hall — Tea Time Concert
  • Tuesday, January 24, 7:30PM, Fulton Recital Hall — Workshop with Blue Heron
  • Sunday, February 17, 7:30PM, Bond Chapel
  • Saturday, March 4, 3:00PM, - Master Class with Tabea Debus
  • Friday, May 5, 7:30PM, Logan Center Penthouse


In lieu of auditions, the Early Music Ensemble hosts an annual open house rehearsal during their first rehearsal in autumn quarter. All interested musicians, as well as intrigued novices, are invited to attend. If you would like to participate in the ensemble, you must attend the open house.