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In her teaching and scholarly research, Emily uses innovative pedagogies within and across classical, early, contemporary, and traditional/folk music genres.

Emily teaches individual and group/chorus voice lessons through her private studio in and around New York City, and on-line.

She regularly leads voice and harmony classes at Brooklyn-based Jalopy Theatre that focus on traditional/folk music. She also is a regular faculty member at the Augusta Festival, a traditional/folk music festival held each summer at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins, West Virginia.


Emily teaches during Vocal Week at the Augusta Festival.

Emily completed her doctorate at the CUNY Graduate Center in early 2021. Her dissertation focused on radical and interdisciplinary vocal pedagogies and the career and teaching of Cathy Berberian.

Emily has been on the faculty of the Amherst Early Music Festival since 2005, teaching early repertoire and vocal technique face-to-face and on-line.


Emily was one of many talented faculty who taught

classes for the 2020 Amherst Early Music Festival online.

Through her work at Carnegie Hall, Emily has trained artists around the world in the Lullaby Project curriculum and pedagogies, and helped develop workshops, teaching materials, and videos to help others write lullabies. In 2021, Emily co-created and hosted Sing with Carnegie Hall, a six-episode video series that teaches parents and young children songs and activities they can share at home. 

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