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Canadian soloist returns to Bach Festival for repeat performance of ‘Elijah’

A popular oratorio from the early days of the 22-year-old Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University will return this summer. The 2014 festival, held June 8-15, will feature Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah, performed by an orchestra, choir and four soloists. One of the soloists, Canadian bass Daniel Lichti, sang in the first ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir chooses EMU music grad as new artistic director

The pile of applications to fill the artistic director’s role with the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) included submissions from across the country and beyond. The person ultimately selected for the job, though, lives nearly within earshot of the choir’s rehearsal space in Eastern Mennonite University’s Martin Chapel. Janet Hostett ...More

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EMU Welcomes 12 Faculty Members for 2013-14

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) welcomes 12 new faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. The new faculty, announced by provost Fred Kniss, are: Amy Gillespie, EdD, assistant professor of the practice of nursing ...More

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Helen Jean Smith Print Sales Support SVCC

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) is selling canvas prints and note cards featuring “Chorister Frolic,” a painting done by local artist Helen Jean Smith, to raise support for the program, now in its 21st year. “Smith has painted so many of our beautiful landmarks and homes, our rural pastimes ...More

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Goertzen is EMU’s Featured Student-Athlete

Name: Jessica Goertzen Year: Junior Sport: Women’s Volleyball Hometown/High School: Goessel, KS/Goessel Specs: ODAC All-Academic Team (2010-11), ODAC All-Academic Team (2011-12).  Playe ...More

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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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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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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