Emily Rodgers

musician. performer. teacher.

Emily Rodgers is an accomplished cellist and teacher. Available to teach beginners to advanced, children to seniors. Also available for solo or ensemble performances.

Emily began playing piano at the age of 7, and then began cello at the age of 9 in Garland, Texas. She lived and studied in Germany, upstate New York, and New York City. She then moved to Tacoma, Washington where she studied in Seattle and served as associate principal cellist of the Tacoma Youth Symphony. After graduating from high school she studied cello performance at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington while also teaching private lessons. After earning her degree Emily moved to Boise, Idaho where she has a full time private studio, performs with chamber groups, volunteers in local orchestras, and coaches in public schools. In the summer of 2015 she created Boise Summer Chamber Music, an annual  program that allows string players of all ages to have the unique experience of playing in small chamber ensembles. Emily enjoys teaching children and adults alike, and has years of experience working with adults and kids with disabilities.


Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Cello Performance - Central Washington University

Private Teachers - John Michel in Ellensburg, WA; Miriam Shames in Seattle, WA; Ella Toovy in New York City, NY; Herr Stengel in Wurzburg, Germany

Awards and Honors

Maestro Award for Outstanding Instrumentalists Anaheim, CA, 2008

Creative Writing Award - West Point Military School, NY, 2007

Notable Solo Pieces Performed

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 - Tchaikovsky

Cello Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.49 - Kabalevsky

Cello Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op.38 - Brahms

Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36 - Grieg

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op.65 - Chopin

Cello Sonata No.1 in B flat Major, Op.45 - Mendelssohn

Emily plays on a strad model cello crafted by Reinhold Schnabl in Bubenreuth, Germany in 2000. 

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