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Alum Explores Joy of Musical Freedom in German Grad Program

As an undergrad at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Nathan Bontrager loved to experiment with music, a characteristic that has taken him through a master’s degree in modern cello in Maryland and into a second master’s program in early music in Germany. “I am trying to be a musician playing the music I care about,” said Bontrager in an interview with an EMU reporter. For ...More

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EMU Choir Offers Breath of Spring Aire

The Eastern Mennonite University Chamber Singers, a select student choir, will present its spring concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 17, at Park View Mennonite Church, N. College Ave., Harrisonburg. The 34-voice choir, directed by Dr. Kenneth Nafziger, professor of music, will sing music from their spring break tour through the Midwest along with “Misa Criolla” a setting of the mass ...More

April 28 ‘Interlude’ Concert to Honor Matthew Garber

“Interlude,” a 14-voice choir comprised of current EMU students and recent graduates. Concerts by choral groups occur regularly on the EMU campus, but this one will be a bit different. ...More

Endowed Scholarship to Honor Nursing Alum Matt Garber

Matt Garber, a well-loved student leader, musician, and 2008 nursing graduate, was known for his strong faith and good sense of humor. EMU hopes the new Matthew Garber Endowed Scholarship Fund, aimed at helping music or nursing students-in-need, will encourage other students to discover their calling. Read more… ...More

Recent Grad Matthew Garber Dies in Costa Rica

The EMU community gathered Wednesday morning to mourn the death by drowning of recent graduate Matthew R. Garber in Costa Rica on Tues., July 1. Read more… ...More

Undergraduate Students Sample Ministry from EMS Grads

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Music Department to Present ‘Messiah’ Oratorio

The Eastern Mennonite University music department will present George Frideric Handel’s magnificent oratorio, “The Messiah,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in Lehman Auditorium at ...More

University Chorale to Offer ‘Praise’ Theme

The Eastern Mennonite University Chorale will present a sacred music program on themes of prayer and praise to the Lord 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 14, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. The 29-member choir, directed by Janet Hostetter, will perform Schubert’s “Mass No. 2 in G Major.” Accompanists are John W. Fast, organ; Julianne Burkholder, Kara Glick, And ...More