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Preparatory music department’s adult piano classes, supported by National Piano Foundation grant, finding fans, cultivating talent

A new piano class at Eastern Mennonite University is not only educational, but therapeutic. Chi Nguyen is in the vanguard of the adult group piano class, which started its first seven-week session in August 2014. A graduate of James Madison University and Florida State University, Nguyen began teaching private lessons at EMU in August 2013. When the preparatory music department wanted to ...More

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Children’s choir, youth orchestra combine for annual fall concert, Nov. 24

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir and Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra – both of which fall under the Eastern Mennonite University umbrella – have started a tradition of typically convening once annually, just before Thanksgiving. The goal is educational in two ...More

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Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra Ushers in Spring Season

The 40-member Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra and the 13-member Junior Strings ensemble, part of the Preparatory Music Program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), will present a spring concert on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 7 p.m., in EMU’s Lehman Auditoriu ...More

EMU Prep Music Celebrates 20 Years

More than 100 string students, ages 3-18, performed at EMU on May 11. Click here for a slideshow! (Photos by Jim Bishop) Outside, the rain came down and the thunder boomed. Inside, the air wa ...More

Prep Music Concert to Mark 20th Anniversary

It’s been 20 years of making youthful melodies, with no end in sight. The Preparatory Music Program will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a group concert 4 p.m. Sunday, May 11, in Lehman Auditorium. More than 100 string students, ages 3-18, will perform music from the Suzuki repertoire. The group includes violin, viola and cello students ...More

Budding Musicians Present Spring Concert

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra will present its spring concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 30 in Lehman Auditorium. The program will open with selections from the Junior Strings Ensemble, directed by Sharon M.D. Miller. They will join the full orchestra for an arrangement for an arrangement of the old Shaker song, "Simple Gift ...More

EMU, City Schools Launch Strings Instruction Program

The (Shenandoah) hills will be alive with the sound of (string) music as a cooperative program between Harrisonburg City Schools and EMU begins this fall. The city school system is funding a strings instruction program through EMU’s Preparatory Music Program, part of the university’s music department. It will begin early ...More

Suzuki Violin Students to Perform at EMU

Suzuki violin students join in performing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” at an earlier concert in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. Photo by Jim Bishop More than 100 young people will tak ...More

Youth Orchestra to Give Spring Concert

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings ensemble will perform 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 25, in Lehman Auditorium. The 25-member orchestra, conducted by Maria Lorcas, will perform “Carmen Suite No. 1″ by Georges Bizet and “West Side Story Suite” by Leonard Bernstein. Ashley Wright will be featured soloist on the “Clarinet Concerto” by Wolf ...More

A Serenade for Strings at EMU

The grand finale at last spring’s Suzuki violin concert in Lehman Auditorium at EMU. Photo by Jim Bishop A Suzuki violin concert featuring more than 100 performers will be held 4 p.m. Su ...More