Early Music Singers

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Elena Mullins
Course Number
MUEN 396
Rehearsal Day/Time
Tu, 5:30-7:30 PM
Rehearsal Location
Harkness Chapel
Participation Information

Requires audition. Please email director.


Early Music Singers was founded in 1978 by Beverly Simmons as part of Case Western Reserve University's nationally renowned Historical Performance Practice program. Since 2016, the group has been directed by Dr. Elena Mullins.

Repertoire ranges from medieval chant to Renaissance madrigals and masses and occasionally to baroque operas and oratorios. The group varies in size but is usually about 15-25 singers. The personnel includes undergraduate and graduate students (of voice, composition, musicology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and business), as well as other individuals associated with CWRU, including a cardiologist and a clinical researcher. All of these members love making music in a small choral setting.

EMS I rehearses Tuesday evenings, 5:30-7:30 PM and EMS II meets during an arranged time. During a typical semester, there is one formal concert (Harkness Chapel), a few smaller events, and frequent performances at the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

EMS I Director: Elena Mullins
EMS II Director: Elena Mullins & Peter Bennett


Contact Elena Mullins for an audition during the first week of the semester. 


MUEN 396-100: Early Music Singers (EMS I + II)
Tu 5:30-7:30 PM (Location: TBA)
0-1 units
This section is for students participating in both EMS I and EMS II

MUEN 396-101: Early Music Singers (EMS II only) 
TBA (Location: TBA)
0-1 units
This section is for students participating in only EMS II.