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 was a presenter at the UMTA state conference in 2018. In 2019 Emily became an MTNA Nationally Certified Music Teacher.
In April 2018 Emily began working as a client manager and piano course co-writer alongside Per Danielsson for Educational Advantage School of Music. Recently she accepted the position as the lead editor for EA School of Music, which entails working with course creators to make sure the curriculum meets iNACOL (National Standards for Quality Online Courses) accreditation standards.
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 and will be co-directing the festival this year along with the USU Summer Piano Festival which runs congruent.
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 and is a featured artist in the Logan Tabernacle summer concert series each year. Having an affinity towards string instruments, Emily collaborated with Rebecca McFaul of the Fry Street Quartet for the inaugural USU piano area recital celebrating women composers. Recently she and her colleague Dr. Kevin Olson formed a piano duo where they visit schools around the country giving teacher workshops, masterclasses, and performances. The Ezola/Olson Piano Duo concerts include a multimedia component in an effort to create a deeper connection between audience members and the music they hear by adding a visual art element and connecting it to the story of the composers who wrote the music.