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Collegium is a small ensemble of singers and instrumentalists that specialize in "early" music, of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, directed by Professor Jeffrey Buettner. We are excited by the challenge of this music, its marvelous complexity and its simple beauty.

Current Singers

Wendy Taylor '21, soprano

Francis Shiner '23, alto

Pierce Gidez '21, tenor

Jeff Buettner, faculty, bass

Students are invited to audition when places in the group are available. Ensemble members typically have backgrounds of relatively substantial performance experience, and are capable of performing music one per part and preparing outside of rehearsals.

The ensemble performs throughout the year and travels occasionally for workshops and performances. Recent performances in December, 2019 included secular and sacred music for strings, continuo and voices, with performances in the Davis Family Library and McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Collegium has performed a variety of European sacred and secular vocal repertoire, highlights including Tallis' "Preces and Responses" (2019), East's "Quick, Quick Away, Dispatch"/"No Haste But Good" (2018), Monteverdi's "L'Arianna" (2016) in collaboration with members of the Department of Dance; Cantata 106 by J.S. Bach (2015).

Please contact Professor Buettner if you are interested in more information about Collegium!

Current audition information is available on the Collegium Auditions web page.

Recordings of the Middlebury Collegium, Spring 2016

Lisa Wooldridge '16, soprano; Annie Beliveau '18, alto; Zac Lounsbury '16, tenor/countertenor; Tevan Goldberg '18, baritone; Jeff Buettner, bass

Department of Music

Mahaney Center for the Arts
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753