Holding her master's degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Utah State University, Emily Ezola serves on the piano faculty as the director of the Youth Conservatory and Keyboard Harmony program. Founded in 1978, the Youth Conservatory is a pre-college piano prep program that provides weekly group and private instruction to more than 200 community students. The Youth Conservatory has been recognized by the National Association of Schools of Music as a model pre-college piano instruction program.
As the Keyboard Harmony Program Director, Emily enjoys mentoring a wide variety of students including incoming freshman, Undergraduate Teaching Fellows, and graduate students. In addition to instructing several sections of Keyboard Harmony, Emily teaches Introduction to Music, Music Fundamentals, USU Connections, and Pedagogy Practicum. Emily also teaches private piano instruction at the college and pre-college level and was awarded USU Youth Conservatory Teacher of the Year in 2013. Graduating Magna Cum Laude, Emily received her Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Piano Performance in 2011. She served as the President of the Northern Chapter of the Utah Music Teachers Association and looks forward to FJH Music publishing a book written with co-writers Julia and Kevin Olson by this summer.
With a strength in arts administration, Emily played an integral part in running the inaugural Fry Street Quartet Chamber Music Festival in July 2017 and is now an official member of the Chamber Music Society of Logan Board of Trustees. Celebrating the 37th season, CMSL features five concerts each year presented by some of the world’s most notable chamber ensembles. In March 2018 Emily became a Sales Representative and Client Relations Manager for Educational Advantage School of Music, the first and only High School that offers Fine Arts and Elective high school credit for music courses taken outside of the local high school.
An active performer, Emily is a featured artist in the Logan Tabernacle Summer Concert Series and was selected to play in the Encore Program highlighting the season’s outstanding performers in August 2017. In April 2018, Emily performed the Utah Premier of Linda Catlin’s Smith piano duet “Velvet” in the Russel/Wanlass Performance Hall for the Utah State University Museum and Music Concert Series.