A well-known guitar teacher throughout the U.S., DR. KAMI ROWAN is Associate Professor of Music at Guilford College, in Greensboro, NC. She built a thriving guitar program, whose graduates have attended some of the most prestigious graduate music programs. Kami completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in performance at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University under the tutelage of Dr. Glenn Caluda. Dr. Rowan also studied with the renowned Aaron Shearer, at North Carolina School of the Arts, in Winston-Salem, NC, where she received her Bachelor of Music in performance. She was part of the team that designed and put into operation the Weaver High School for Performing & Visual Arts where she created and implemented a complete guitar curriculum for the high school level. She is president of two non-profit music organizations, The Piedmont Classic Guitar Society, and Music for a Great Space. Kami is also VP of Outreach on the Aaron Shearer Foundation Board of Directors.

Click the link below  to visit the Music Academy of North Carolina camp registration pages:


July 10-14 Session:  Click Here to Register

July 17-21 Session: Click Here to Register


Explorers receive an introduction to classical music and the orchestra through hands-on learning. Experienced instructors provide a kid-friendly and creative approach to music through instrument demonstrations, orchestra rehearsal visits, making and playing instruments, singing, and engaging activities with melody, harmony, and rhythm. Campers will be up-close and personal with some of the nations top student orchestral musicians. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

$160 (Includes two tickets to the Thursday evening EMF concert!)

Recognized as one of the most gifted and eminent performers, recording artists and teachers in the guitar world, Julian Gray's career over three decades has included critically acclaimed recordings on the Dorian-Sono Luminus label and concert appearances and master classes throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. His work in helping to establish the guitar duo repertoire include his many arrangements for duo with partners Ronald Pearl and Serap Bastepe-Gray and the commissioning and premieres of works by many prominent composers. His students are frequent top prize winners at major national and international solo guitar, guitar concerto, and chamber ensemble competitions, and his many former students are members of University, College, and Conservatory faculties in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He is the Chair of the Guitar Department at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, and is Professor of Music and Director of the Guitar Studies Program at the Shenandoah Conservatory of the Shenandoah University.

The first four days of EMF explorers are located at the Guilford College campus, the home of the Eastern Music Festival. The final day is held at The Music Academy of North Carolina.


Rising Grades 2-5
July 10–14, 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm


Pre-K-Grade 1 (ages 4-6)
July 17–21, 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm

Enrollment on a first-served basis. This includes tuition, a goodie bag, two tickets to the fun and popular EMF Family Night Concert, healthy snacks, and supplies.

EMF has a long history of bringing classical chamber music into the community to perform at retirement homes, libraries, children's camps, Rotary Clubs, and more.


Dust off your instruments and join the Gate City Horizons Band, the Music Center, City Arts, and select EMF faculty and students in a regional band camp on July 10-12, 2015.


Experience the magical sound only eighty musicians can create, in the informal and more relaxed setting of an open rehearsal. Bring your children and observe the symphony orchestra as it prepares for its weekly performance. The rehearsal opens at approximately 10:30am when the orchestra takes a brief break. Free and open to the public!


Musicologist Dr. Greg Carroll and Maestro Peter Perret explore the history behind the evening's composers and repertoire in a casual, conversational atmosphere during EMF's summer season. Free and open to the public!

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