STUDY AT EMF

Eastern Music Festival offers optional classroom instruction in several areas related to the performance and business of music that completes our rigorous program. Our classes and seminars give students an opportunity to converse with faculty about issues that every musician encounters throughout a professional career. Open dialogue and honest advice enhance students' experiential learning.

Seminars
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Seminars

Seminars are 1½ hour-long, faculty-led sessions offered to students throughout the festival. These informal discussions allow students to learn from faculty experience and to dialogue about important issues of the profession. In past years, topics included Mock Auditions, Leading a String Section, Chamber Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques, Injury Prevention, The 21st Century Musician, Practicing Tips, Conducting, Life as a Musician, and Tai Chi.

Body Moviable
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Body Moveable

Shawn Copeland, a certified Alexander Technique instructor offers weekly classes for students, helping enhance instrumental performance by improving freedom of movement, balance, flexibility, and coordination. The fee for this course is $185, which includes three group sessions and four 30-minute private lessons. Students may schedule private Alexander Technique lessons outside of the class for $60 per hour; these private lessons are available to all students, whether or not they are enrolled in the class.