Eastern Music Festival returns this summer—health protocols in place

Posted on: May 10, 2021

“After losing its 2020 in-person summer season to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Music Festival will return to Guilford College in June—but with fewer students, faculty and live performances, smaller audiences and no guest artists,” writes Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane in Friday’s (5/7) News & Record (Greensboro, NC). “ ‘We are confident our plans will offer all participants a safe and memorable EMF experience—the kind that can only come from learning and teaching in person and seeing a live music performance,’ Chris Williams, EMF executive director, said. Last year, the pandemic prompted the cancellation of live entertainment around the world to reduce the spread of the virus. So EMF created replacement online programming for last summer to help compensate. EMF … typically attracts nearly 300 young music students from around the globe to Greensboro each summer, to study classical music with EMF’s acclaimed faculty and guest artists…. EMF will be back live and in person from June 26 through July 31…. They expect 192 students, most ranging in age from 14 to 23…. More than 35 concerts and recitals will be performed in compliance with current local, state, and federal health guidelines.”