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.