Our family has spent the last two summers at SIMA, the Shenandoah Institute of Music and Art. It is a wonderful little Mennonite school where teachers, music leaders and anyone interested in learning more about music and its "nuts and bolts" can learn music theory, conducting, and history, all in an Anabaptist environment with an emphasis on using music to worship our Lord and Savior. College credit is given for most of the classes. There is a new website to make donations to help fund this program at
The SIMA 2013 staff from left to right: Joe Ebersole, Wendell Glick, Rosemary Eberly, Dwilyn Beiler, and Jeff Swanson.