The Early Music Ensemble will not be offered during the fall 2021 semester. 

The Early Music Ensemble, Austinato, promotes historically informed performances of vocal and instrumental works from the Middle Ages to the Classical Era using both period and modern instruments. Originally founded in the 1980s, the Early Music Ensemble was revived in 2006. Under the direction of Guido Olivieri, Austinato, has presented to the university and Austin communities several first modern performances of historical works, and has collaborated with international institutions and professional groups. 

The ensemble aims to familiarize both participants and audiences with masterpieces and lesser-known works and composers through a critical study of style and performance practices.

Austinato is comprised of university students, faculty, and staff with diverse experience and knowledge of music. The instrumental groups use the ensemble's collection of period instruments which include: viole da gamba, baroque strings, natural trumpets and horns, baroque bassoon, oboe and traverso, lute, recorders, early keyboards, krumhorns, shawms, and more.

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Austinato is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Audition is required for non-music majors and for some special projects.

 


Course

UNDERGRADUATE ENS 096E & ENS 106E 
GRADUATE ENS 186E

Mon 6–9p  
MRH 6.252

INSTRUMENTATION
all instruments & voice parts. Some period instruments are supplied by the ensemble.

 


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