Emily holds a Master’s Degree in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a BA in English from St. Olaf College. She currently performs as a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra and a substitute with the Minnesota Orchestra. She has also served as violist with the Erie Philharmonic and principal violist of the Youngstown Symphony. Her teachers have included Jeffrey Irvine, Lynne Ramsey and Charles Gray. Emily also maintains a violin and viola teaching studio in Minneapolis.