Robert Eisenstein

  • Five College Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Music
Robert Eisenstein

Robert Eisenstein was the director of the Five College Early Music Program and conducted the Early Music Collegium and Euridice Ensemble, a 17th and 18th-century chamber ensemble. He taught music history and directed the Madrigal Singers at the University of Massachusetts, and performs regularly on the viola da gamba with colleagues and in his capacity as a founding member and programming director of the Folger Consort in Washington, DC. Eisenstein has performed with the New York Renaissance Band, Cappella Nova, the New York Consort of Viols, the Washington Bach Consort, and the National Symphony.


Music and Technology, Music History, Euridice Ensembles, Collegium, 17th Century Song Seminar.

Areas of Expertise

Conductor, Collegium, Euridice Ensembles. Medieval Ensemble, 17th Century Song Seminar, Music History. Viola da gamba, baroque violin, medieval fiddle.


  • M.A., Sarah Lawrence College
  • B.A., Antioch College

Happening at Mount Holyoke

Recent Campus News

Ten esteemed Mount Holyoke College faculty members have retired.

Mount Holyoke College’s Department of Music is set to thrill audiences in both individual and collaborative performances in the fall semester Baroque music concert.

Recent Honors

Delivered a public lecture on July 9 via Zoom for the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, VA titled “Sprezzatura: Noble Negligence in Renaissance Music and Horsemanship.”  

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