Robert Eisenstein

Five College Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Music
Conductor, Collegium, Euridice Ensembles. Medieval Ensemble, 17th Century Song Seminar, Music History. Viola da gamba, baroque violin, medieval fiddle.

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.

Publications/ Performances/ Compositions

Numerous Recordings and performances with The Folger Consort Staff for Teaching the Medieval Lyric with Modern Technology

Recent Campus News

Mount Holyoke College honors retiring faculty

Ten Mount Holyoke faculty members retire

Ten esteemed Mount Holyoke College faculty members have retired. 

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.”