The ODU Collegium Musicum is a unique ensemble that brings together students and members of the community to study and perform early music from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. A variety of instruments are used: recorders, crumhorns, viols and guitars. The ensemble gives concerts on campus each semester and performs elsewhere in the Hampton Roads region. In addition, the Colleguim Musicicum performs at the annual Department of Music Madrigal Banquet.
The ODU Sacbut Ensemble was formed in 2012 after the ODU Department of Music acquired the first quartet of sacbuts made in North America. They were handmade specifically for ODU by Mike Corrigan in Kansas City, MO. The quartet consists of an E-flat alto, two B-flat tenors and one F bass. The ensemble is coached by Mike Hall and performs frequently with ODU Collegium Musicum, Brass Choir and at the Madrigal Banquet.
Membership is not available by audition but is limited to those involved in the ODU trombone/euphonium studio. Contact Dr. Hall for more information.