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Celebrating 60 years of Eastern Music Festival!

60 Years of EMF with Joe LeBauer and Sam LeBauer

There are so many stories about Eastern Music Festival, and the LeBauer family has been there from the beginning. Brothers Joe and Sam LeBauer share some of their early memories and favorite performance moments with founder Sheldon Morgenstern and EMF alum Wynton Marsalis.

EMF’s Beginnings

From those humble beginnings to the thriving festival and training program that it is today, Eastern Music Festival has marked many milestones along the way.

1961 – Founder Sheldon Morgenstern shares his vision of establishing a classical music camp at Guilford College. The “new” Dana Auditorium is the proposed home venue.