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Celebrating 63 Years of Inspired Music Making!

June 22 – July 27, 2024

HARMONY IN PARTNERSHIP: A SERENADE BETWEEN EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL AND STEINWAY

In the heart of North Carolina, where the sweet sounds of collaboration intertwine with musical passion, the story of Eastern Music Festival (EMF) and Steinway Piano Galleries unfolds like a beautifully composed symphony. “It all began in 2018 when Chris Williams, EMF Executive Director, reached out to us,” reminisces Katherine Love, President/Owner of Steinway Piano […]

VIOLIST CHAUNCEY PATTERSON ON THE EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL’S DIVERSE PROGRAMS

Ahead of the festival’s February 20 deadline, we spoke with faculty member Chauncey Patterson to learn more about the North-Carolina based summer festival By The Violin Channel Founded in 1961, the Eastern Music Festival is an internationally renowned classical music festival offering summer educational programs for exceptional young artists. The festival’s five-week programs will run from June 22 to […]

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL WELCOMES NEW LEADERSHIP MEMBERS IN 2024

Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program announces the appointment of Bess Newton as the Director of Development and Mary Reading as the Director of Business Operations. The addition of these talented individuals to the leadership team will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of EMF. Bess […]

HARMONIZING HOPE: JUDIE DAVIE WRIGHT AND THE EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL

As the sun sets on another enchanting summer season of the Eastern Music Festival (EMF), the unwavering passion and dedication its patrons have for this cultural extravaganza never goes away. It is said that EMF is Greensboro’s best-kept secret, but within its community of passionate audience members and faculty, it is an event that has […]

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIR

GREENSBORO, N.C. (October 25, 2023) – Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a renowned celebration of musical excellence and education, announces the addition of three esteemed individuals to its Board of Directors and introduces Al Stephens as the new Board Chair. EMF also expresses its heartfelt gratitude to Melanie Tuttle for her remarkable leadership as she passes […]

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL’S FELLOWS PROGRAM UNITES MUSICIANS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

By: Catharine Yoder, EMF Media and Communications Associate EMF Media and Communications Associate Catharine Yoder spoke with EMF Fellow Hee Won Jeon in July 2023. Read below to learn how two seasons as a Fellow impacted Hee Won’s development as a musician and a professional. Hee Won Jeon, EMF Fellow ’22-’23, smiles with her cello in […]

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL CONCLUDES ITS 62ND SEASON

Eastern Music Festival (EMF), Greensboro’s nationally recognized classical music festival and summer educational program hosted on the historic Guilford College campus, concluded a successful 62nd season of an awe-inspiring of music making. This season, EMFs performances and events reached more than 13,000 people in the Greensboro community and beyond, an increase of 25% over 2022. […]

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL SIGNS NEW CONTRACT WITH ACCLAIMED MUSIC DIRECTOR GERARD SCHWARZ

Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized music festival and summer educational program based in the heart of North Carolina, is pleased to announce a new three-year contract with music director Gerard Schwarz, which will secure his role with the festival through the 2026 season. Mr. Schwarz just completed his 18th season at EMF, where […]