Emma began her musical journey at the age of three as a beggar. Instead of playing, she would beg for lessons. She was ecstatic to eventually begin lessons with Amanda Autry a year later. Since then, she has studied with Rebecca Bearden, Terry Nelson, Leona Contruvo, Veronika Johnson, Pei-Ju Wu, Julia Dina, Dr. Renee Collins, and most recently, Mr. Ara Sarkissian at the Interlochen Arts Academy. She currently studies with Mr. Soovin Kim at The New England Conservatory of Music.
As a violinist, she has had numerous orchestral experiences from participating in The Tennessee Valley Music Festival, The Huntsville Youth Orchestra, the Alabama Allstate Orchestra, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, and The World Youth Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, she had the opportunity to be Assistant Concertmaster of the Alabama Allstate Festival Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Tennessee Valley Music Festival.
Also in 2019, she was grateful to be the grand prize winner of the OMEGA Talent Hunt Competition and winner of the Marjorie Smith Competition, which gave her the opportunity to perform the Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Huntsville Youth Symphony.
In the summer of 2021, she had the honor of participating in the National Youth Orchestra of the United States. She has also participated in the Interlochen Arts Camp, Sphinx Performance Academy, and National Youth Orchestra 2 in past summers.
As well as her passion for music, some of Emma’s favorite pastimes are cooking, watching Netflix, and sleeping.