A native of rural western Illinois, Emily was very fortunate to work with creative, dedicated music educators from a young age, and she hopes to provide the same transformative experiences for her own students. Her career as a clarinetist has taken her around the country in performances with symphony orchestras, new-music ensembles, and jazz bands. She has also worked as a church pianist and choir accompanist, and she served as a graduate assistant in music theory and presented original research at national conferences. Emily has over six years of experience as a private lessons teacher, and the students she has worked with have held leadership positions in their school ensembles, successfully auditioned for honor bands and youth orchestras, been accepted into university music programs, and performed as soloists at their churches and schools. You can read more about her and listen to her performances on her website. When she’s not making or teaching music, Emily enjoys biking, hiking, and writing bad poetry.
- Lawrence University: Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance and K-12 music education
- Duquesne University: Master of Music in clarinet performance, Artist Diploma in clarinet performance