The Renaissance is the largest and perhaps the greatest period of vocal and instrumental chamber music. Since each part has its own melody in the polyphonic web, the repertory is very satisfying for performers. This performance class will include a wide range of madrigals, instrumental music, and dance music. We will also work with some of the Renaissance improvisation manuals, such as treatises by Ortiz and Ganassi. The course is open to all advanced and professional vocalists and instrumentalists. Students will have the opportunity to perform and auditors are welcome. This course qualifies for Professional Development Points.