As West Music’s Orchestra Educational Specialist, Emily supports string programs and educators in local schools through all of our stores. After graduating from the Orchestral division of The Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts with a focus on violin performance in 2009, she continued to the Minnesota State Technical College, completing a degree in violin repair and construction in 2010. Emily joined the West Music team in 2014, after apprenticing with the Noble Brother’s Cello Specialty Shop in Colorado.
Emily’s life-long passion for instrument care and school music carries into her personal life where she regularly performs at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts and frequents music festivals and workshops. The pursuit of perfecting her craft as a Luthier she frequently collaborates with her husband Kevin, the Head Luthier of the West Music Orchestra, on violin repair and construction projects.