Interested in becoming involved with EMMA?

For $20/year you can help put on these beautiful concerts! The EMMA Guild is described by a past Guild President as ‘The heart of EMMA’.

See the bottom of this page for more information about the different ways you can get involved. Then download a membership form, check off your areas of expertise, and get started today!

Upstairs Downstairs Tour & Lunch at Lightner Museum.

October 13, 2022 at 11:45 a.m.

Reserve your spot and pay here online 

Experience an exclusive tour of Lightner Museum and enjoy lunch at Cafe Alcazar, a restaurant that is located where the indoor pool once stood! The event will take place on October 13, 2022 at 11:45 a.m. Lunch choices include a Cranberry Turkey sandwich, a Curried Chicken Salad, a Hummus sandwich, or a Turkey Bacon and Avocado sandwich. Reserve your spot and pay here online 

Guild Newsletter

April 2022 Guild Update

The EMMA Guild has been working on some new events, recruiting new members, ushering, and gathering just for fun and friendship!

Our new Meet the Member has been a great way for members to learn about each other.  I found out that Gaye Farris studied and worked in New Orleans and Eileen Chrzanowski has been married 53 years!  We’re working on posting them on the EMMA website so check them out! Can’t wait to see who’s next-maybe you??

Our second Upstairs Downstairs Tour and lunch was in February and sold out as did the first, so we have added another one for October!  If you missed the first two buy your tickets early.

St Augustine has so many opportunities to see live music so when you are looking for things to do check out the St Augustine Orchestra, St A. Youth Chorus, St A. Jazz Society, First Coast Opera, and the St A. Concert Band. And don’t forget the Limelight Theatre! Support our local talent while enjoying our town!

EMMA Guild Member


• Membership data entry – Keep Guild directory and membership information up-to-date
• Mailings – Prepare approximately 6 mailings per season
• Telephone – Make telephone calls to Guild members to communicate information


  • Lobby refreshment service – Manage water table at all concerts
  • Guild meeting refreshments – Furnish refreshments for 3 Guild meetings (reimbursable exp.)

Fundraising Events

Become part of the fund raising team which coordinates everything from: designing and ordering invitations, hiring a caterer, decorating the room, in other words the EMMA Guild party planners!
• Spring Dinner Dance – January to March
• Silent Auction – January to March
• Annual Guild Dinner – February to April

Concert Operations

  • Artist’s needs backstage – Assist with backstage needs and refreshment delivery and set-up
  • Ushers and greeters – Take tickets, hand-out programs, usher people to seats at concerts, tidy after concert
  • Promotional (cds, etc.) table – Set-up and sell compact discs
  • Membership table – Set-up materials, greet and answer patron membership questions during concerts

Advertising & P.R.

  • Sell Footnotes ad space – Sell ad space in programs and deliver a copy to advertiser with thank you letter
  • Media press release writer – Write press releases for publications of Guild events
  • Graphic designer – Design Guild invitations and advertisements
  • Photographer – Take digital photographs of EMMA events for Guild Historian and website use
  • Area Ambassador – Identify an area to keep informed of EMMA concerts and events

Questions? Want to know who the Chair is of a specific committee? Email us or call the EMMA office (904) 797-2800 or if you are looking for new friends and activities please contact about Guild membership.