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Make a Splash With the Arts

At EMU, a Christian university like no other, students are learning to use art for social transformation, service within their community, to deepen their faith, and more. Theater As a theater student, you’ll act, direct and design productions, exploring your gifts and getting hands-on experience while ...More

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Doubling Down On Success

Being twins, Justin and Joel Rittenhouse learned to share growing up: toys, birthdays, even, in one sense, each other’s face. Now, the 21-year-olds  share another distinction — Eastern Mennonite University graduate. The brothers were among the more than 400 Royals who received diplomas on Sunday during commencement exercises at the liberal arts school. ...More

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Concert to Feature Works of Alice Parker

A March 29 concert by Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Orchestra and Chamber Singers will feature the works of one of the preeminent composers of church hymns. Alice Parker, an American composer, arranger and conductor who has over a dozen recordings will be in attendance along with American poet Jean Janzen during the opening night of “That Sturdy Vine” at 8 p.m., ...More

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Historic Recital Connects Bach and Negro Spirituals

A program connecting the organ works of Johan Sebastian Bach and the vocal arrangements of Negro spirituals will create “a spiritual connection spanning the genres,” March 21, at 7 p.m., in Trinity Episcopal Church, Staunton, Va. The program will feature organist, Marvin Mills, and American soprano, Marlissa Hudson. The duo will alternate between solo organ works and addition ...More

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Celebrated Musicians to Perform at EMU

An accomplished duo will blend their talents and musical instruments in a resonating performance in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Martin Chapel during the next faculty artist series, Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. ...More

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Recital Offers Ballads, Blues and Whimsical Fun

What do the West Side Story, Captain Hook and a Jabberwocky have in common? Each will be part of the next Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) faculty artist series, Friday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel. The recital, “British & American Art Songs,” will feature baritone, James Richardson, assistant professor of music at EMU, and James Clemens, an award-winning co ...More

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From Mozart to U2 with the EMU Chamber Singers

Marking the season of Lent, the Chamber Singers of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will be singing a concert that draws from Mozart to U2 during their Feb. 24-26 tour. Conductor Kenneth J. Nafziger said prayers and readings from the Psalms will be woven throughout the concert. “There are very direct biblical psalms with parallels to popular music that explore a common spi ...More

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Faculty Artist Series to Showcase Russian Composers

The works of Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff and other Russian composers will come alive Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel as part of Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) faculty artist series. Lynne Mackey, associate professor of ...More

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“Clarinet Super Kids!” Coming to EMU

An exciting new course for elementary age students is coming to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2012. The new program, “Clarinet Super Kids!,” is being offered by EMU’s preparatory music program for students in third-, fourth- or fifth-grade who show interest in joining their school band and playing a woodwind instrument. Students will use the Clarinéo, a new instrum ...More

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Music, Theater Combine in Christmas Chapel

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) music and theater departments will ring in the Christmas season with a university chapel centered around “Mary’s Child,” Monday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m., in Lehman Auditorium. “We offer this chapel as a gift to the campus and greater community as an expression of the faithfulness and transforming love of God,” said Brian ...More