EMU Homepage


Subscribe to the EMU News feed
Selah Shank and Leah Risser

EMU Students Set Joint Recital

Two Eastern Mennonite University seniors will present a joint voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 9, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Selah Shenk, a music major from Newport News, Va., and Leah Risser, a liberal arts major from Greencastle, Pa., will perform solos and duets on the theme, “Live, Laugh, Love.” Their program will draw from a Spanish, classica ...More


EMU Senior to Give Organ Recital

Maria J. Zehr, a senior music education and elementary education major from Orrville, Ohio, will present a solo organ recital 5:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 8,  in Lehman Auditorium in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. Ms. Zehr’s program will take a musical journey through the church calendar – Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter. Her repertoire includes selections by Dieteric ...More

Steve Kniss

EMU Senior Presents Voice Recital

Stephen C. (Steve) Kniss, an Eastern Mennonite University senior music performance and digital media major from Harrisonburg, will give a voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 2, in Martin Chapel at EMU. Kniss, a baritone, will perform Italian arias by Mozart and Puccini, Brahms’ “Four Serious Songs” and Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel,” a nine-pie ...More

Perry Maddox and Joseph Roth

Young Musicians to Display Their Talents

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings Ensemble and several smaller music groups will perform in concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 27, in Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University. Four members of the Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra who have formed a string quartet will open the concert with selections by Tchaikovsky and Anderson. The Junior Strings ensemble, ...More


EMU Orchestra Offers ‘Fantastique’ Performance

The Eastern Mennonite University orchestra will be in concert 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 31 in Lehman Auditorium at EMU. Dr. Joan Griffing, professor of music, and senior music student Ben Bergey will share conducting responsibilities in Hector Berlioz’ famous “Symphonie Fantastique,” in which the composer vividly portrays his obsession with his beloved through musi ...More

Ben Bergey

EMU Senior Sets Voice Recital

Benjamin P. (Ben) Bergey, an Eastern Mennonite University senior from Perkasie, Pa., will present a voice recital 7 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 19, in Martin Chapel of seminary building at EMU. Bergey, a vocal performance and church music major, will perform Baroque and modern music from the “B’s” – J.S. Bach’s aria “Frohe Hirte” from his Christmas Orato ...More

Chamber Singers

EMU Chamber Singers to Explore ‘Jesus’ Questions

A line from American poet Mary Oliver (b. 1935) provides the framework for the Chamber Singers of Eastern Mennonite University for its upcoming tour during the school’s mid-semester break. In her piece, “One Summer Day” (1992), Oliver asks, “Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” The 34-voice select choir of EMU students wil ...More

James Richardson

EMU Music Professor to Present Voice Recital

An Eastern Mennonite University music faculty member will give a voice recital 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. James K. Richardson, a baritone, will perform Bach’s “Cantata No. 203, “Six lieder for baritone, violin and piano” by Spohr and American f ...More

Lynne Mackey

EMU Prof to Celebrate Music of Franz Liszt

Lynne Mackey, an associate professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University, will present a piano recital 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Dr. Mackey will perform “Sonata in B minor” by Franz Liszt (1811-1886) in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Hungarian composer’s birth and selections of Claude Debussy and Johann Seba ...More

Terra Voce

Cello-Flute Duo to Perform at EMU

HARRISONBURG – Eastern Mennonite University’s faculty artist series is presenting “Terra Voce,” a flute-cello duo from Charlottesville, Va., in concert 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Elizabeth Brightbill, flute, and Andrew Gabbert, cello, will perform a diverse program of selections ranging from 18th century to contem ...More