Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum

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Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Members 50
Fall Comp? Yes
Spring Comp? No

The Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard’s nationally acclaimed mixed-voice choir, performs dynamic and innovative repertoire ranging from classical masterpieces to new compositions by renowned, emerging, and student composers. Collegium has served as a joyful and vibrant community on Harvard’s campus since 1971, uniting students of all backgrounds and academic interests through their shared love of exceptional and meaningful choral singing. Uniquely situated as an accredited course at Harvard College and a student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Collegium fosters a passionate community of student musicians through collaborative projects, international and domestic tours, and community engagement. We can't wait to welcome "newies" from the Class of 2024 into our community this fall!

Audition Process

Collegium Musicum holds a two-step audition process. First is a very low-stress preliminary round (drop in any time during open audition hours, no preparation needed!) and with a secondary quartet round (which we will help you prep for!). There is one collective auditions process for all of the Harvard Choruses, including Collegium, the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus. For more information, visit singatharvard.com.

Organizational Structure

Collegium is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization managed and overseen entirely by undergraduate Harvard students. Our Executive Committee is responsible for the operations of the choir, including budgeting and event planning. Collegium thus provides valuable experience in arts administration, concert production, marketing, tour planning, and other facets of non-profit leadership.

At the same time, Collegium (Music 14) is also an accredited course offered through the Harvard Music Department, led by Director of Choral Activities Dr. Andrew Clark. Under the guidance of Dr. Clark and Resident Conductor Jonathan Mott, Collegium provides exciting educational opportunities with respect to vocal technique, sight-singing, music theory, and musicality/performance.

The Collegium community is supportive, inclusive, and fun! We welcome singers of all background and experience levels--we'll meet you where you are and help you attain the professional-quality sound Collegium is known for. Outside of rehearsals and performances, we also have banquets, formals, parties, casual get-togethers, and group dinners. Each new member is paired with a mentor when they join the group! We hope to see many of the incoming Class of 2024 at our auditions this fall--we can't wait to meet you!


Recent highlights include: domestic tour to NYC (February 2019); international tour to South Africa (Summer 2019); world premiere of student composition by Ian Chan ('23) in Sanders Theatre (March 2020). Recent concerts include: Mozart Requiem (March 2020); Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony (May 2019); How to Go On by Dale Trumbore (February 2019). Visit hrcm.org for more!

Contact Us

Please contact our manager, Joseph Griffith ('23), at jgriffith@college.harvard.edu with any and all questions.