Early Music Princeton
Early Music Princeton (EMP) is the university Baroque ensemble for graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines, as well as staff members at Princeton University. Members of Early Music Princeton study and perform vocal and instrumental repertoire spanning the centuries from Medieval and Renaissance to high Baroque, with a special focus on historical performance practices. EMP has recently expanded it’s instrument collection, which now includes violins, viola, cello, a full range of viols, and Baroque bows, to name but a few, allowing for an exploration of the repertoire of chamber orchestra, viol consort, solo and chamber ensemble, and a wide range of vocal music.
Early Music Princeton is led by faculty director and harpsichordist Wendy Young. EMP faculty members Nancy Wilson (violin), Sarah Cunningham (viola da gamba and Baroque cello), and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (soprano), all internationally renowned Baroque specialists, coach the participants throughout the semester, bringing their years of experience and wisdom to all involved. Harpsichordist Joyce Chen is the Graduate Student Director of Outreach. Her work with EMP focuses on bringing baroque music beyond the university campus, as well as organizing interactive workshops for both students and the community.
EMP is open to all instrumentalists and singers. We look forward to future years of expanding our repertoire and bringing early music to both Princeton University and the community.