Specialties: Piano, Music History, Improvisation
Teaches Courses Like: Applied Piano, Music History, American Popular Music
Phantom of the Opera and Met Opera star Janinah Burnett joined the 2019 Music Gala at EMU. EMU students regularly get the opportunity to learn from and perform with high caliber professionals.
Any student interested in music is welcome to join EMU ensembles. Listen to these non-music majors talk about the impact of the music program on their college experience.
From left: Bruce Cypress '20, Joseph Harder '20, and senior Ethan Beiler have been leaving their marks on the off-campus music scene.
Students interested in jazz learn musical skills and techniques including different styles and improvising.
A bachelor of arts in music from EMU prepares graduates for work in music education, in performance, in graduate school, and in other music-related professions. Our small size means you'll have great opportunities to perform, create and educate. Our faculty are passionate about connecting music with community, intercultural experiences and service. Even if you're not a music major you can join an ensemble, or play in the orchestra or jazz band. Music is an important part of the EMU community. Visit our music ensembles page for more info.
Scholarships are available for music majors and non-majors who are interested in participating in music ensembles at EMU.
Explore the intersections of music and peacebuilding with a hands-on, interdisciplinary major that tailors elective courses and practicum to a student's career goals.
A music minor will allow you to study music with another degree.
Psychology, music and music education majors may consider a concentration in pre-music therapy, which will prepare them for music therapy graduate programs or music therapy equivalency programs.
Both majors and non-majors participate in music events and performances at EMU. Community members, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends are welcome to attend concerts and other events. SVCC events require tickets. Most other events are by donation.
A week-long summer music festival devoted to the music of Bach.
Providing the highest quality music education for elementary and high school students in the Shenandoah Valley.
A nationally acclaimed children's choir based in Harrisonburg, Virginia