Emma holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Indiana University, and a Master of Music Performance degree from The Juilliard School. Her primary instrument is percussion, with secondary studies in piano.
She has performed with major symphony orchestras such as the Phoenix Symphony and the Singapore Symphony, and in concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Mariinsky Theatre (Russia), Esterhazy Palace (Austria) and many, many others. For a sample of her playing, click here.
She can be heard on Evelyn Glennie's CD Oriental Landscapes, as well as other recordings on the BIS label. To learn more, click here.
Emma is a Sabian clinician and has been teaching for over 25 years at the elementary, high school and college level. She currently teaches privately on percussion, piano, music theory and ear training, coaches the percussion sections for the Youth Music Monterey Junior and Honors Orchestras, and is a private percussion instructor at Santa Catalina School in Monterey.
Her private students excel at the MTAC Certificate of Merit Evaluations, are consistently chosen for principal positions in their All State Bands and Orchestras, are selected for prestigious summer camps such as Interlochen, have auditioned and been chosen for Division I Drum Corps including Madison Scouts, The Cavaliers and The Cadets, and have been accepted as music majors into top music schools around the country.