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Collegium Musicum

Theatre and Music


Collegium Musicum

Dr. Lincoln Hanks, conductor

Under the direction of N. Lincoln Hanks, the Collegium has served Pepperdine University and the general community as a highly selective, artistic and educational ensemble of singers and instrumentalists.  Reformed by Hanks in 2000, this diverse group of student musicians has performed music from the outermost edges of the concert repertoire,  playing early music from Dunstable to Mozart, as well as works of 20th century and contemporary masters from Messiaen to Glass.  Calling Pepperdine University’s stunning Stauffer Chapel its home, the Collegium has also performed internationally, performing Heinrich Schütz’s profound Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christiam dem Kreuz in Heidelberg’s Providenz Kirche.

By definition a collegium musicum is a gathering of student instrumentalists and singers who learn the performance styles of unique repertoires of music, culminating in a public performance. Pepperdine’s Collegium provides its music students with valuable performance experience with specialized subjects such as early and contemporary notation, ornamentation, improvisation, figured bass, continuo playing, hexachords, musica ficta and temperaments.


Theatre and Music

Each fall, the Fine Arts Division presents a fully staged musical theatre production accompanied by the University Orchestra.  Since their inception, the Music and Theatre Departments have produced such classic Broadway hits as Into the Woods, Man of La Mancha, Music Man, Anything Goes, Damn Yankees, Fiddler on the Roof and Brigadoon

The Fine Arts Division presents Hello, Dolly! Book by Michael Stewart, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman.

Thursday–Saturday, November 11–13 and 18–20, 7:30 pm

Matinee: Sunday, November 14, 2 pm

Cathy Thomas-Grant, Director

“Some people paint, some sew . . . I meddle,” proclaims Dolly Levi, New York’s pushiest yet most loveable matchmaker. Hello, Dolly! boasts one great song after another, including the unforgettable title number performed with surprising panache by the waiters at the Harmonia Gardens. So “Put On Your Sunday Clothes” and join us for a whirlwind adventure with Dolly, “Before the Parade Passes By!”

For tickets and information, click here.