- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My philosophy is to highlight the individual characteristics of each singer's voice - as unique as their own fingerprints. I build vast repertoires of music for each student, encouraging their personal exploration of musical genres, languages, vocal technique and styles. I also help the budding singer to understand basic concepts in music theory, music history, sight-reading and songwriting.
I utilize my teaching opportunities to build each student's self-confidence and sense of power, while also nurturing qualities of self-love and self-acceptance. Through the language of music, I journey with my students on a path of artistry, dignity, beauty and grace.
I am currently the Vocal Music Director at Heartbeat Performing Arts Center, Vox Medusa performance art company, and my professional quartet, The Ages.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I have been so blessed to enjoy a career as a working vocalist, conductor and educator for my entire adult life.... sharing my deep passion for music, and the power of my voice, with thousands of audience members and students around the globe.
I have performed with professional opera companies, performance art groups, rock bands, world music projects, musical theatre companies, various vocal ensembles, as well as projects of my own creation.
I am the Vocal Director for award-winning performance group, Vox Medusa, and my professional quartet, The Ages. I conduct four children's choirs at Heartbeat Performing Arts Center, where I also also offer private voice. I have conducted choirs for the Minnesota Opera, and taught vocal classes at StageCoach Theatre Arts schools for 15 years.
I sang with famed festival band, Wookiefoot, for 10 years as the featured female vocalist, as well as WF side project, Mad Love. I've been a guest vocalist for many other bands and djs, as well as an accomplished collaborator and songwriter.
I have sung in dozens of languages (36, at last count!), and speak both French and Spanish. I have performed across the US, for audiences of 10,000 and more. I have performed in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Iceland, Amsterdam, Germany, and Israel. I am headed to Spain in October 2018 on tour with HPAC, The Ages, and Vox Medusa.
My greatest asset as a singer has been my breadth and diversity of experience.... and THIS is the main foundation of my teaching: to explore the wide range of each voice, to expand our musical interests and knowledge, and to inspire each singer to embrace their own unique sound and sing with deep passion and joy.
Creative and vocal music director of Minneapolis-based female quartet, specializing in complex multi-voiced music, featuring music spanning many cultures, eras, and genres.
Conductor of 4 youth choirs, teacher of early-education music classes, private voice instruction
Songwriter and lyricist for award-winning Twin Cities performance art group, director of vocal music, choral conductor
Professional vocalist and songwriter hired to perform with various musical and performance art groups. Accomplished session vocalist, featured on various recordings. Prolific lyricist and songwriter, with well over 100+ original compositions in my repertoire.+ Read More
Vocal direction for Richfield High School's Spring musical production of "Legally Blonde."
Instructed vocal classes at a half-dozen StageCoach Theatre Arts franchises in the Twin Cities metro area, directing music for several musical theatre performances each year.
Conducted a community women's choir, which performed at various local music concerts and festivals.
Aided in transitioning the renowned Twin Cities girls' choirs, The Bel Canto Voices, into a youth choral program at the Minnesota Opera. These groups later became the first national youth opera company, Project Opera.
Emily is such an amazing teacher who gives you both great life and vocal advice. She is an amazing person who truly cares about you and always wants what’s best for you. I strongly respect her as a teacher and a strong powerful woman. I’ve been taking lessons from Emily for the last 2-3 years and it is definitely a highlight of my week. I’ve improved so much and learned a lot from Emily because she is such a magnificent teacher and mentor. I wouldn’t want to take lessons from anyone else!+ Read More
Emily is an amazing vocal coach! She allows much flexibility in choosing music you live but that also challenges. Listening to your voice she is able to distinctly tell you what you need to work on and Ashe gives you vocal skills that ou will be able to continue to use and work on for years to come.+ Read More
Before I met Emily, I didn’t consider myself much of a singer. My voice was very weak, quiet, and poorly supported. I had also convinced myself that I had a very limited range. Emily convinced me of the exact opposite! Her instruction empowered me to validate my vocal journey, find a wealth of confidence, and sing out!+ Read More