Preparatory Music Program

Shenandoah Valley Preparatory Music became a program of EMU’s department of music in 1988 and is dedicated to providing the highest quality music education to all students in the central Shenandoah Valley regardless of age, race, ability, financial circumstances, or ethnic origin through private and/or group instruction in a variety of musical areas as well as through performance settings. Under the direction of administrative director Sharon M.D. Miller, musical instruction is given to over 400 students in the following areas:

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Registration Information

The PDF Brochure and Registration Form, which contains important program and pricing information, can be found HERE.

Fall Registration will close on October 9th. If you wish to receive information for the upcoming Spring semester, please contact the Prep Music Office at 540-432-4277.

Our students and performances

Believing music can enrich everyone’s life and is to be shared, performances are arranged in formal and informal settings on EMU’s campus and throughout the community to provide quality music education to the residents of the greater central Shenandoah Valley area. Participants come from as far north and east as Woodstock and Luray and from as far south as Waynesboro and Lexington. Students also travel from West Virginia.

Upcoming Events

  • August 31- Fall Semester Begins
  • Sept 11- Musikgarten Registration Deadline
  • Sept 21- Musikgarten Classes Begin
  • Sept 28 & Oct 4- Youth Symphony Auditions
  • October 4th- Youth Symphony Rehearsals begin
  • October 25- Senior Preparatory Recital
  • Nov 6-8- Fall Recitals
  • Nov 23-39- Thanksgiving Break
  • December 21- Fall Semester Ends

2015-16 Preparatory Music Calendar

Contact us

Phone 540-432-4277 or