“For almost six decades, Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program, has been produced each summer on the campus of Guilford College, UNCG, and other venues in the Greensboro area. EMF is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, exhilarating repertoire, and world-renowned visiting artists under the artistic direction of Gerard Schwarz. A powerful teaching institution, EMF provides encouragement and guidance to over 265 young musicians from across the country and around the globe as they take their first steps towards careers in the performing arts.”
“EMF is launching a Virtual Music Experience this summer, five weeks of online music concerts, conversations, and seminars, June 29 – July 31. Events are free and will be online on EMF’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Mondays at 7 p.m., “experience music from: home” online chamber music concerts with EMF faculty artists. Wednesdays at 4 p.m. EMF Conversations, live stream career development seminars with subject matter experts in entrepreneurship, audition anxiety, leadership, and more. Fridays at 1 p.m. EMF Behind the Baton conversations on music and performance with EMF music director Gerard Schwarz and EMF faculty artists.”
Did You Know?
“When Sheldon Morgenstern established The Guilford Musical Arts Center, now Eastern Music Festival, in 1961 on the campus of Guilford College, he had one goal: to start a summer music camp where the study would be oriented towards the student, something he had not experienced at other such summer camps.
EMF’s founder Sheldon Morgenstern (1930 – 2007) moved to Greensboro as a young child. He attended Greensboro Senior High School (now Grimsley) where he played French horn in the orchestra, then continued his studies in French horn and conducting at Northwestern University. His passion for teaching music led him back to Greensboro and to the campus of Guilford College..”