Definition of collegium in English:
noun (plural collegia-ˈleɡēə)
1 (in full collegium musicumˈm(y)o͞ozikəm) (plural collegia musicaˈm(y)o͞ozikə) A society of amateur musicians, especially one attached to a German or US college.
- University towns established a number of collegia musica, and concert societies came into being.
- By the 1730s coffee had become the hot new drink in Leipzig, and Bach and his collegium of music students would meet to perform each Friday evening at Zimmerman's Coffee House.
Late 19th century: from Latin, literally 'association'.
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