EMF has a long history of bringing classical chamber music into the community to perform at retirement homes, libraries, children’s camps, city parks, museums, Rotary Clubs, and more. Full schedule of community performances during the summer season coming soon.
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 and backstory behind the evening’s composers and repertoire in a casual, conversational atmosphere during EMF’s summer season (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays). Whether you are nurturing your love of classical music or a veteran of EMF performances, you’ll be delighted and enlightened by these pre-concert talks. Free and open to the public.
THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 7:00PM
June 26 – July 31, 2021
MOON ROOM AT DANA AUDITORIUM
Dr. Greg Carroll
Dr. Greg Carroll is an associate professor in the School of Music at UNC Greensboro, where he teaches courses in music theory, composition, history and literature. He was the first winner of the Outstanding Teacher Award in the School of Music. He holds a B.A. in music from St. John’s University (MN) and an M.M. and Ph.D. in Composition and Theory from the University of Iowa. Prior to coming to UNCG in 1981, he taught at The University of Iowa and Indiana State University.
Maestro Peter Perret
Maestro Peter Perret is the conductor emeritus of the Winston-Salem Symphony, having served as Music Director from 1978 to 2004. Previously, Perret served the Buffalo Philharmonic as Exxon/Arts Endowment Conductor for three years and was principal conductor of the Capetown Symphony (South Africa). He received advanced music degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and the Academia Chigiana in Siena. Currently, Perret leads frequent workshops on his co-authored book, A Well-Tempered Mind: Using Music to Help Children Listen and Learn.
It’s never too early to nurture young musicians. The EMF EXPLORERS camps cater to a young child’s natural curiosity and desire to learn. Led by The Music Academy of North Carolina’s music education specialists, EXPLORERS enjoy interaction with EMF faculty and students. Each day campers explore and discover music through a variety of activities including instrument demonstrations, instrument making and playing, singing and a unique introduction to melody, harmony and rhythm. All children are welcome to register, and acceptance is not based on musical experience. Each student will receive two complimentary tickets to an EMF orchestral performance.
SESSION 1 2021 Dates to be Announced
SESSION 2 2021 Dates to be Announced
Curriculum and instructors are provided by The Music Academy of North Carolina. For more information about MANC’s summer camps, including registration and daily schedules, visit or contact:
www.musicadademync.org | email@example.com | (336) 379.8748 Ext. 104
The Music Academy of North Carolina is a non-profit community music school, committed to enabling students of all ages, interests, abilities and backgrounds to discover, develop, realize and express their inherent talents.
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.
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.
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 nation’s top student orchestral musicians. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!
$160 (Includes two tickets to the Thursday evening EMF concert!)
Please note: Returning students may be placed on a waiting list.
Visit the Music Academy of North Carolina camp registration pages to register for 2021 EMF Explorers Camps.
Open for children ages 4 to 9.
Typical Daily Schedule
|9:00 – 9:30||Circle time for making music-singing, listening, and playing instruments|
|9:30 – 9:45||Individual instrument demonstration by EMF faculty or staff|
|9:45 – 10:15||Hands-on experience with orchestra instruments|
|10:15 – 10:35||Snack time (EMF offers healthy snacks!)|
|10:35 – 10:45||Music through movement|
|10:45 – 11:05||Visit the orchestra|
|11:05 – 11:30||Ensemble development using percussion instruments|
|11:30 – 12:00||Circle time for making music-singing, listening, and playing instruments|
EMF EXPLORERS campers experience music in a variety of ways. Campers will:
- Sing age-appropriate songs while tapping or playing the beat on rhythmic instruments
- Learn characteristics of each family of instruments through demonstration, listening, and conversation
- Explore music through movement
- Learn basic rhythmic notation by writing and feeling rhythmic patterns
- Create speech and rhythmic ensembles
- Discuss and explore the characteristics of music through movement, playing instruments, and listening to music
Visits to the Orchestra
EMF explorers take daily trips to the orchestra, where a professional conductor gives a short introduction to each instrument family – strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. EMF explorers will be up-close and personal with the nation’s top student orchestral musicians. These info-sessions give children a once in a lifetime experience.
EMF Encircling The City
Developed by EMF faculty member Dr. Diane Phoenix-Neal – and now in its ninth year – EMF Encircling the City is an educational performance and service-learning project designed in collaboration with the Greensboro Public Library.
EMF String Fellows quartets travel to branches of the library to offer a free short program of major works from classical literature in informative and family-friendly settings.
Hailed as a successful program by the library and the families they serve, EMF Encircling the City and the EMF String Fellows engage children and invite their imagination and desire to learn – a shared mission with the Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.
EMF Encircling the City was generously supported by the Lincoln Financial Foundation as part of a 2019 grant that supports EMF community engagement and audience development efforts.
Greensboro Public Library Branch Locations
Glenn McNairy Branch
4860 Lake Jeanette Rd.
McGirt Horton Branch
2501 Phillips Ave.
Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch
1420 Price Park Rd.
2301 W. Vandalia Rd.
1901 W. Florida St.
1530 Benjamin Parkway
219 N. Church St.
Vance Chavis Branch
900 S. Benbow Rd.
On the Saturday before the opening of EMF, the EMF Chamber Crawl is an annual free music performance event at downtown Greensboro venues. An afternoon of musical, culinary, and cultural adventures. Free and open to the public.
Past performers and venues include:
Wally Wallace and the Sonnonauts, Sirocco Quintet, Railyard String Quartet, Totally Slow, and The Zinc Kings. Triad Stage, Blue Denim, Scuppernong Books, the Bearded Goat, Fainting Goat Spirits, Cheesecakes By Alex, Elsewhere, Jerusalem Market, and more