Early Music Singers

Photo of Early Music Singers
Dr. Elena Bailey
Course Number
MUEN 396-100
Rehearsal Day/Time
Tu, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Rehearsal Location
Harkness Chapel
Participation Information

Requires audition. Please contact the director.


Early Music Singers (EMS) is a chamber choir led by Dr. Elena Bailey specializing in medieval chant, Renaissance madrigals, masses, and early Baroque vocal music. Participation is open to current CWRU/CIM students and community members. The group varies in size but is usually about 18-25 singers and includes students of varying degree programs (voice, composition, musicology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, business, etc.) as well as other CWRU affiliates. The ensemble performs one or two formal concerts during the academic year.

Director: Dr. Elena Bailey 


Contact the director to schedule an audition before the first week of classes. Late auditions will be accepted at the discretion of the director.


Enrollment permissions are granted in the Student Information System (SIS) following a successful audition or during the first week of class. Once course permissions have been granted (before the Drop/Add period ends) students should return to their SIS account to register in the appropriate MUEN course. The Drop/Add Period ends on the 2nd Friday of each semester.


All performances held in the Maltz Performing Arts Center as part of the Silver Hall Concert Series or in Harkness Chapel as part of the CWRU Music Concert Series are live-streamed for free concurrently with the posted concert time. All concerts occur in eastern time.