Emily began playing piano at the age of 7, and then began cello at the age of 9 in Garland, Texas. She has lived and studied in Dallas, Germany, New York, and Seattle. In high school she was principal cellist of her public school orchestra, and served as associate principal cellist of the Tacoma Youth Symphony. After graduating in 2008 she earned a Cello Performance degree at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington while also teaching private lessons. In 2013 Emily moved to Boise, Idaho where she currently maintains 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, and she continues to concoct special programs for cellists each summer. 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
Principal Cellist of Serenata Orchestra - Boise, ID 2016 to present
Judge for Idaho Solo and Ensemble Competition -Boise, ID 2017
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 Stradivarius B model cello, crafted by Reinhold Schnabl in 2000 in Bubenreuth, Germany. She uses a Bausch bow of the same year.