Macalester Early Music Ensemble

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Vocalists and instrumentalists interested in historical performance are invited to join the Macalester Early Music Ensemble. Directed by Brazilian recorder player Cléa Galhano, the group focuses on Renaissance and Baroque repertory.   

Ensemble members make use of Macalester’s large collection of viols, recorders, crumhorns, kortholts, flutes, harpsichord, psaltry, rebec, cornetto, sacbut, and a variety of percussion instruments. (Private instruction on several of the instruments is also offered through the music department.) 

Registration

Registration for ensembles is taken care of by the directors of the ensembles during the first week of classes. Be aware there is some lag time between when students turn in registration information to the director and when the class appears on records.

Course Credits

  • 1 credit per semester, but only after two consecutive semesters of enrollment. 
  • Study abroad does not count as an interruption. 
  • Credits for ensembles do not count towards the College's 18-credit limit.
  • Ensemble credits count towards the Fine Arts requirement, but only if the student has registered for four consecutive semesters of the same ensemble. 

Rehearsal Schedule

Fridays 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. (plus occasional Sunday afternoons)
M116 (Crawford Hall)

Performances

There will be one major performance per semester, with various smaller performances as the opportunities arise.

Contact

Clea Galhano, director