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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


“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


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


Christmas Concert Shines Light on Mary

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Chamber Singers will usher in the Christmas season with a concert focused on Mary, Jesus’ mother, Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., in Martin Chapel. Directed by Ken J. Nafziger, professor of music at EMU, the Chamber Singers will blend ...More


Acclaimed Children’s Choir, D.C. Brass Join for Christmas Concert

The angelic sounds of 130 children’s voices, classical brass and pipe organ will herald in the holidays at the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) concerts Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., at Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium. In celebration of the SVCC’s twentieth anniversary, the highly acclaimed Washington Symphonic Brass (WSB) Quintet from Washi ...More


Youth Orchestra, Children’s Choir Announce Concert

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) and the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will present a joint concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The 33-member youth symphony, part of EMU’s Preparatory Music pro ...More


Fortepianist to Perform in Martin Chapel

World renowned pianist Andrew Willis will host a workshop and perform on the fortepiano, an instrument used by Mozart and Beethoven, Saturday, Nov. 19, in Martin Chapel on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Willis will hold a lecture and workshop from 2 – 4 p.m., Saturday with masterclass, high school and college students. Following the workshop, attendees will have ...More

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A Musical “Trick or Treat”

A musical collection of treats will be on display as the Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra hosts a “Musical Treats and More” performance 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Families and children of all ages are invited to a concert that will feature excer ...More


Registration open for fall Musikgarten classes

Parents looking for a way to promote activities for their young children that involve movement and singing are encouraged to register them for Musikgarten classes at Eastern Mennonite University. Musikgarten classes are designed for infants up to age 7. “Our goal is to nurture children’s music aptitude by engaging them and their families in activities that promote sing ...More


EMU Group Sings Enroute to Pittsburgh Convention

“Bellaccord,” an all-male acapella ensemble of Eastern Mennonite University students, will present musical programs in six congregations in four states on a week-long tour. The group will present a repertoire of love songs, religious selections and songs of peace and justice. They will perform oldies, barbershop style, pop tunes and more. Composers/arrangers include Dick Sharo ...More