Holding her Master of Music degree with a dual emphasis in piano performance and pedagogy from Utah State University, Emily serves on the piano faculty as the director of the Youth Conservatory and Keyboard Harmony programs. 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 instruction at the college and pre-college level.
Having served as chapter president, Emily is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and she looks forward to presenting at the UMTA state conference this year. In April 2018 Emily began working as a client manager and piano course co-writer alongside Per Danielsson for EA School of Music.
Emily sits on the Chamber Music Society of Logan Board of Trustees where she serves as chair of the program committee. Celebrating the 38th season, CMSL features five concerts each year presented by some of the world’s most notable chamber ensembles. With a strength in arts administration, she has been the program coordinator for the Fry Street Quartet Chamber Music Festival since its inception.
Whether solo or as part of a piano duo with her colleague Dr. Kevin Olson, Emily is an active performer. She gave the Utah Premier of Linda Catlin’s Smith piano duet “Velvet” with Brian Daurelle for the USU Museum and Music concert series. She is a featured artist in the Logan Tabernacle summer concert series and most recently collaborated with Rebecca McFaul of the Fry Street Quartet and Dr. Kevin Olson in the inaugural USU piano area recital celebrating women composers.