CBU’s Collegium Musicum presents vibrant and provocative performances of historically informed repertoire from the medieval through the baroque eras by researching the past, revitalizing the present and engaging the future.  We, here at the Collinsworth School of Performing Arts would like audiences that hear our music-making to be revitalized and invigorated. Audiences at Collegium concerts hear the presentation of early music with a new and fresh sound in the forms of vibrant and wonderfully stylistic performance. Collegium Musicum will be limited to 6-10 instrumentalists and occasionally 4-8 vocalists, depending on literature choices. This provides the Collegium a sense of communalism; a connection and knowing each other, researching, sharing and performing.

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Dr. Angela Brand
Director, Collegium Musicum

Angela Brand Butler, earned a doctoral degree from the Claremont Graduate School in orchestral conducting specializing in 18th century works,. During her doctoral studies, The American Symphony Orchestra League Young Conductor Competition awarded Angela Brand as one of their five conductors of note. Her teacher was Robert Spano now principal conductor of the Atlanta Symphony and the Aspen Music Festival. She studied and performed a one year post graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Opera conducting. She also holds a double master’s degree from Bowling Green State University, in performance and education concentrating on harpsichord and direction and early music ensembles. Her undergraduate degree is in piano performance from Auburn University, where she studied with William Tamblyn.

Dr. Brand is a Professor in the Collinsworth School of Performing Arts where she teaches Chamber Music, Music History and Private Instruction. She is the founding member and conductor of the CBU String Ensemble and the CBU Chamber Orchestra. Dr. Brand is a harpsichordist, pianist and violist. Her performances include the ensemble work with orchestras, accompanying and numerous accounts of continuo playing in the United States, Canada, England and Europe.

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