Founded in 2004, RenegadeEnsemble originated as a choral ensemble at the University of Minnesota and gradually evolved into a mostly-instrumental chamber group. RenegadeEnsemble is comprised of practicing professional musicians devoted to the promotion of music by living composers. In 2008, the ensemble performed at the Spark Festival titled “Art and Commitment” on the University of Minnesota campus alongside renowned composer/performance artist Pauline Oliveros. RenegadeEnsemble also has been a performer for the 2015, 2016, and 2018 St. Paul Classical Music Crawl, and as a guest ensemble for the Schubert Club's 2016-2017 Courtroom Concert Series.
RenegadeEnsemble seeks to further develop and foster an audience for contemporary art music in the upper mid-west by exposing and educating the general public to new music through performances, collaborations, workshops, and educational outreach.