Student Ensembles > Early Music
The UBC Early Music Ensemble is a mixed instrumental/vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras. It provides students with an opportunity to approach aspects of historical repertory and performance in an intimate, practical setting. Most music is rehearsed and performed with one person per part. Students have access to the School of Music's extensive collection of period instruments and reproductions, including Baroque strings, violas da gamba, Renaissance and Baroque wind instruments, and harpsichords. Please click here for more information on our inventory of instruments.
The full-year course includes concerts, weekly rehearsals, and coaching by specialists in voice, strings, winds, and keyboard instruments. Students also benefit from regular masterclasses offered by internationally-known early music performers.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, the official course meeting times are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00. Students registering for the course should ensure that these times are available in their schedules, since the registration system will not allow simultaneous registration in multiple courses. Alternative rehearsal times may be scheduled if necessary. Students should expect to rehearse for two hours per week.
Although students are encouraged to register early, final admission is by audition at the beginning of the academic year and will depend on the ensemble's current needs. Enrollment is limited. See student news and announcements for more details.
CONCERTS IN 2013-2014 (all in the Roy Barnett Recital Hall unless otherwise indicated):
Sunday, 24 November 2013, 8 p.m.
Monday, 25 November 2013, 12 p.m.
Friday, 28 February 2014, 12 p.m.
Monday, 24 March 2014, 12 p.m.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 8 p.m.
Students are encouraged to audition for and participate in summer vocal and instrumental programmes offered by Early Music Vancouver, held from late July to mid-August. Full details of these programmes may be found on Early Music Vancouver's website.
Click here for a current copy of our COURSE SYLLABUS.