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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

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Youth Orchestra, Children’s Choir Announce Concert

The Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir (SVCC) and the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra will present a joint concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The 33-member youth symphony, part of EMU’s Preparatory Music pro ...More

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Young Musicians to Display Their Talents

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings Ensemble and several smaller music groups will perform in concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 27, in Lehman Auditorium at Eastern Mennonite University. Four members of the Shenandoah Valley Youth Orchestra who have formed a string quartet will open the concert with selections by Tchaikovsky and Anderson. The Junior Strings ensemble, ...More

SVCC and Youth Symphony Orchestra Present Joint Concert Nov. 21

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Youth Symphony/Children’s Choir Set Joint Concert

The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir will present a joint concert 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, in Lehman Auditorium. Ben Elliott and fellow members of the SVCC Concert Choir will also per ...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

Children’s Choir Breaks Forth in Song

SVCC choristers (l to r): Kendra Wright, Augusta County, Ginny Coffman, and Alexandra Sullivan, both from Harrisonburg, and (second row) Cole Boylen (Augusta County) and Madeline Hostetler, Harrisonburg. It’s an invigorating breath – two, actually – of spr ...More

University of Tennessee Orchestra to Play at EMU

The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of James Fellenbaum The University of Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of James Fellenbaum, will perform a concert titled “A World of Orchestral Jazz” 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. ...More

Orchestra, Children’s Choir to Perform

Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir participants (L. to r.) Grace Lyman Barner, Lizzie Doughty, and Alexander Doughty The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir will present a joint concert 7 ...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