Music at EMU

Strings education at EMU

Harrisonburg City Strings
photo courtesy of Jackie Zito

Harrisonburg City School Strings Program

Harrisonburg City Schools, in partnership with Eastern Mennonite University’s Preparatory Music Program, is offering after-school strings classes for students in grades 3-12! Students in grades 3-5 may study violin and they will be learning a variety of music, including fun fiddle tunes, holiday songs and classical pieces. Students in grades 6-12 may study violin, viola, or cello, and will learn to play ensemble arrangements in an orchestra-style setting.
On May 16, 2019, over 200 participating students will come together to present their end-of-the-year concert at Harrisonburg High School.
Register for 2019-20 classes by September 4, 2019. Space is limited, so register early! (Registration forms will be available online and at schools in August.) The required orientation meeting for all elementary students will be held on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30pm at Smithland Elementary’s auditorium.

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.