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Music at EMU

Strings education at EMU

Harrisonburg City Strings
photo courtesy of Jackie Zito


Harrisonburg City School Strings Program

After-school violin classes are offered at all 6 elementary schools and both middle schools.

Register for 2017-18 classes by September 8th! Space is limited so register early!

A required orientation meeting for all elementary students will be held on September 13 at 6:30pm at Smithland Elementary’s auditorium.

Register now for fall violin classes by clicking on a link below!

Harrisonburg City Schools, in partnership with Eastern Mennonite University’s Preparatory Music School, is offering strings classes for students in grades 3-8! Students may study violin and they will be learning a variety of music, including fun fiddle tunes, holiday songs and classical pieces.

Instrument Information

The program provides instruments for free-lunch students (no additional charge) and reduced lunch students ($20/year).

Students who do not qualify for free or reduced lunch must provide their own instrument. Information will be provided at the Orientation meeting. One option is to rent through Tiller Strings, a local company, for $25 per month. Tiller Strings will be at the Orientation meeting. Parents may also purchase an instrument, but please wait until your child is sized at the Orientation meeting.

Please contact 540-432-4277 for more information.