Special Programs

Center for Early Music

The Center for Early Music hosts courses, an ensemble (The Collegium Musicum), and a Certificate in Early Music. The Center has brought in many outstanding professors to teach in areas of music study related to the Center's mission. In addition, the Center collaborates closely with NYU's Medieval and Renaissance Center, often co-sponsoring concerts, workshops, and symposia.

The Certificate in Early Music is a program of study in the performance practice of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music that combines traditional musicological course work with performance laboratory research. It is intended for the gifted performer specializing in the re-creation of early music, for whose work a solid musicological background is essential. Students seeking admission should normally have an undergraduate degree in music, including knowledge of music from before ca. 1630, and some experience of performing in an early music ensemble or on early instruments. At the discretion of the Director of Graduate Studies, students without a first degree but with exceptional experience in early music performance may be admitted. The certificate may also be taken as part of the program for the Ph.D. The certificate program consists of 24 points of course work, including G71.2101, G71.2102, and at least one year of G71.1001-1002. The remaining courses are chosen from those dealing with medieval, Renaissance, and baroque topics.


Professor Stanley Boorman


Professor Stanley Boorman
Professor Suzanne Cusick

Adjunct Faculty

Margaret Panofsky

Collegium Musicum
Medieval and Renaissance Center