Elon Music Ambassadors

Jinny Novine-Whittaker, director

The Elon Music Ambassadors is a unique chamber ensemble consisting of a select group of music majors chosen by the music department faculty based on their musicianship, academic and leadership skills. Each semester, this ensemble creates a theme-based program that is both entertaining and educational. The students work together to select music that relates to the chosen theme and arrange the music for the unique instrumentation of the ensemble.

Throughout the semester, the program is written, rehearsed and performed within the Elon University community. The primary role of the Elon Music Ambassadors ensemble, however, is to showcase Elon University and specifically, the music department by performing for high school students throughout the southeastern United States.

The Elon Music Ambassadors, under the direction of music faculty Virginia Novine Whittaker, engages in multiple performance tours each semester. Over the past two years, EMA has visited 32 different high schools in five states, performing for approximately 4,000 high school students.

Past programs include:

"A Musical Journey through History” highlighting music from eras spanning Medieval to the present .

"One World, One Voice" featuring music from Africa, India, Italy, Ireland, Latin America, Japan and the US.

"Soul of the Cinema" celebrating the role of music in film from the silent era to modern day.

Read more about the Elon Music Ambassadors:

Elon Music Ambassadors perform throughout northern Virginia
Elon Music Ambassadors present: Soul of the Cinema
One World, One Voice
Elon Music Ambassadors return from performance tour
Elon Music Ambassadors Preview Concert
Elon Music Ambassadors encourage aspiring music students
Elon Music Ambassadors feels the ‘soul’ in new show celebrating cinema