Emily was captivated by live classical professional orchestral music at age two in her Rochester, NY, hometown and immediately dove into a life dedicated to in-depth study and performance of music. While other children played in sandboxes, Emily practiced piano, composed music, listened to opera, jazz, and more. She has studied cello, conducting, free improv, flute, voice, viola, double bass, musical theatre, music theory, early music, and more, while establishing herself as an accomplished, collaborative musician. Currently based in NC, she is a cellist in the Winston-Salem and Greensboro Symphonies and freelances/is a sub cellist with other SE orchestras. Emily has participated in prestigious music festivals, such as the Aspen Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival, and the National Orchestral Institute. Close to Emily’s heart is sharing music with others through performance, mentoring, and teaching.