Now in its eleventh year, Clarion Collegium Week is the nation’s only program assembling music students of all ages as well as young professionals from all over the United States to learn about the art and techniques of Baroque music and historical performance. The program now offers two tiers of classes, the first for musicians of college age and older, and the second, parallel tier for gifted younger musicians from New York’s high schools and middle schools, with priority given to those from public schools.

In a week of immersion into 18th-century music, students participate in master classes—on string, wind and keyboard instruments, and in voice—with some of the world’s foremost Early Music specialists.

These programs are free and open to the public to familiarize and engage new audiences with the richness and brilliance of Baroque, Classic and Early Romantic music performed on period instruments.

Students and young professionals who are interested in playing in the master classes, please contact Brian Ford at Clarion: or 212.580.5700 for reservations and times.

Free and open to the public

Colleges, Universities, and Conservatories

  • Bard College and Conservatory
  • Boston University
  • Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music
  • Queens College, The Aaron Copland School of Music
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Dartmouth College
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Harvard University
  • Ithaca College
  • The Juilliard School
  • The Manhattan School of Music
  • Mannes College at The New School
  • North Carolina University School of the Arts
  • Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
  • Stony Brook University School of Music
  • Yale School of Music
  • Yale University Department of Music

New York City High Schools and Middle Schools

  • Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music
  • Fort Hamilton High School
  • Frank Sinatra School
  • Packer Collegiate Institute (private)
  • Special Music School