Millersville University is delighted to announce a milestone event that brings together a celebration of string music excellence and the establishment of a prestigious scholarship program. “Celebrate Strings,” scheduled for February 3rd, 2024, will showcase a captivating performance by the renowned American Quartet and offer a platform for students and music enthusiasts to engage in faculty and student performances, masterclasses, workshops, campus tours, and much more.

The “Celebrate Strings” event stands as a testament to Millersville University’s commitment to fostering a deep appreciation for music and providing a unique music industry education. The event’s attendees will have the opportunity to witness the artistry of the American Quartet, renowned for their mastery of string music, in what promises to be an unforgettable performance.

As part of the celebration, Millersville University is also proud to introduce the Jean M. Romig Violin and Viola Scholarship, an initiative that pays homage to the late Jean Marie Romig. A distinguished violinist and former strings faculty member at Millersville University, Jean Romig’s passion for the violin and music left an enduring impact on students and colleagues alike. Her legacy continues through the “Jean M. Romig Violin and Viola Scholarship in memory of Karl and Pauline Romig,” which she generously established with a bequest of $900,000.

Jean Romig’s connection to music began in her elementary school years, and her love for the violin propelled her into a successful career that included playing with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. Her retirement from Millersville University in 1994 marked the end of an era, but her legacy lives on through this scholarship. Annually generating approximately $45,000, the endowment will support Millersville University students majoring in music education who demonstrate exceptional talent in violin or viola performance.

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