Encircling the City
Encircling the City
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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 is generously supported by the Lincoln Financial Foundation as part of a 2019 grant that supports EMF community engagement and audience development efforts.

2019 Schedule

  • Glenn McNairy Branch
  • Monday, July 8, 10:30 AM
  • 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd., (336) 373-2015
  • McGirt Horton Branch
  • Monday, July 8, 10:30 AM
  • 2501 Phillips Ave., (336) 373-5810
  • Kathleen Clay Edwards Branch
  • Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 AM
  • 1420 Price Park Rd., (336) 373-2923
  • Hemphill Branch
  • Wednesday, July 10, 10:30 AM
  • 2301 W. Vandalia Rd., (336) 373-2925
  • Glenwood Branch
  • Thursday, July 11, 10:30 AM
  • 1901 W. Florida St., (336) 297-5000
  • Benjamin Branch
  • Thursday, July 18, 10:30 AM
  • 1530 Benjamin Parkway, (336) 373-7540
  • Central Branch
  • Monday, July 22, 10:30 AM
  • 219 N. Church St., (336) 373-2471
  • Vance Chavis Branch
  • Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 AM
  • 900 S. Benbow Rd., (336) 373-5858


Kristin Baird, violin, Saint Petersburg, FL

Laura Blankenship, violin, Kernersville, NC

Catherine Cole, percussion, Lutz, FL

Erin David, violin, Miami, FL

Clara Fuhrman, violin, Eugene, OR

Julia Henderson, cello, New York, NY

Anna Herrera, cello, Caracas, Venezuela

Addie Hotchkiss, cello, Prairie Village, KS

Ruoting Li, piano, Beijing, China

Jonathan Livioco, viola, Pasig, Philippines

Lalia Mangione, violin, Grand Rapids, MI

Srivishnu Ramankutty, viola, Surfside, FL

Morgan Short, harp, Roanoke, VA

Danica Smith, violin, Sedalia, CO

Kayla Williams, viola, Tallahassee, FL

Aaron Wright, trombone, Traverse City, MI