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​The Early Music Program at Delaware, under the direction of Russell E. Murray, Jr.,  provides undergraduate and graduate students a unique opportunity to explore the world of early music through performance and private study. Students who have participated in the program have gone on to study in prestigious graduate programs and to perform with regional and nationally known early music ensembles. The department has an extensive collection of period instruments that students can use in their performance and study. 
Opportunities for Performance
The Collegium Musicum
The Collegium Musicum provides instrumentalists and vocalists the opportunity to study and perform music from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Collegium comprises a number of chamber ensembles formed around the interests and abilities of its members, providing the opportunity to learn new instruments and performance styles and to perform in formal and informal settings. The Collegium presents at least one major performance each semester, often concentrating on the music of a particular style, historic period or geographic region.

The Baroque Chamber Ensemble
The Baroque Chamber Ensemble is a select ensemble that specializes in music for winds, strings and keyboard from approximately 1600-1750. Students in the ensemble learn more advanced aspects of performance practice and receive coaching from faculty and area professionals. The ensemble usually presents one performance per semester, sometimes in venues outside of the University community.

The Consort of Voyces
The Consort of Voyces is a primarily an cappella vocal ensemble. Members may also perform individually with instrumental ensembles. The ensemble performs at least once each semester in conjunction with the Collegium Musicum or the Baroque Chamber Ensemble. The ensemble also provides the opportunity for student leadership.

All groups are open to undergraduate and graduate students of the University and members of the community. See Dr. Murray in AED room 209 or call 302.831.6287 regarding this ensemble.
Opportunities for Study
​Advanced students have the opportunity to study with faculty and area professionals. Regular study is available on a limited basis in harpsichord with Karen Flint, Baroque flute with Eileen Grycky and recorder with Gwyn Roberts. Other instruction can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.