has been singing and performing all her life. Born into a choral
family, she was attending choir rehearsals starting as soon as they
would let her. Emily sang in school and church choirs growing up, and
sang her first church solo at age 3. At age 10, Emily started
performing in musicals, and continued that throughout high school and
college. While at Oberlin College, Emily studied voice and sang in the
Oberlin College Choir. She holds a BA in French from Oberlin as well as
an MA in Interdisciplinary Art from San Francisco State. She began
directing plays in high school, and then writing, directing and
performing in her own scripts in college, as part of a Fulbright
fellowship in France, and in graduate school. She also performed in the
Poulenc opera Les Mamelles des Tirésias with Goat Hall Productions.
For the past 15 years, Emily has sung and soloed with numerous groups,
including: Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Coro Allegro in Boston; San
Francisco Bach Choir, Pacific Mozart Ensemble and Solstice here in the
As a member of the Grammy-nominated Pacific Mozart Ensemble she
performed in Carnegie Hall singing with the ensemble and soloing as
part of the celebration of 40 years of Meredith Monk’s music.
Currently, as a member of Bay Area A cappella champions and National
top 3 a cappella act (Harmony Sweeps awards) Solstice, a septet, she
regularly sings in at least 15 different languages and in genres
including world folk, pop, jazz, rock, classical, avant-garde &
more. She performed with Amy X Neuburg as part of a 6 voice chorus in
Belliebig Füllen at the Jewish Music Festival in 2005 and, and reprised
an expanded version at the Freight and Salvage in October, 2011.
Emily has also been part of a recording of previously unrecorded Greek
orthodox hymns called AXIOS.