Winchester Musica Viva Ignite a Passion in Song



Dr. Kenneth Nafziger is Professor Emeritus of Music at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA.  He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Oregon and was a post-doctoral student with Helmut Rilling in Stuttgart, Germany.  At EMU, his teaching responsibilities included the EMU Chamber Singers, courses in conducting, interdisciplinary humanities studies, the honors program, and world music.  He is also the artistic director and conductor of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival (held annually in June in Harrisonburg).  An active musician in Cuba, he has visited the island eleven times where he has worked with many of Cuba’s premier orchestras and choirs, teaching master classes on a variety of topics, and participating with musical colleagues there in a number of joint projects. He led Winchester Musica Viva in a tour to Cuba on one of those visits.  In addition, Dr. Nafziger is in frequent demand as a guest conductor, workshop leader, and clinician.