The Five College Early Music Program welcomes students, faculty, and community members interested in auditioning to sing or play in one or more ensembles, including the Collegium choir, Baroque Orchestra (modern string players and adventurous pianists are encouraged to try this!) and chamber music, medieval and renaissance ensembles and Voces Feminae. The auditions are "painless" experiences, held at all the campuses. Performances sponsored by the program feature baroque and Renaissance music played on modern and period instruments and sung in historically-informed style. Consider beginning recorder, viola da gamba, lute or renaissance trombone! We also offer instruction on period instruments (recorders, sackbut, viol, lute, etc.) for modern players, in beginning ensembles and lessons. Credit is available for ensembles and lessons for MHC, UMass and HC.