Emma was ecstatic to begin violin lessons with Amanda Autry on her fourth birthday. Since, 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 Soovin Kim at The New England Conservatory of Music.
Emma has been a member of The Huntsville Youth Orchestra, the Alabama Allstate Orchestra, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra, and The World Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has also participated in the Interlochen Arts Camp, Sphinx Performance Academy, National Youth Orchestra 2, The National Youth Orchestra, and The Eastern Music Festival. In the summer of 2022, Emma was one of few students selected to partake in lessons with Philadelphia Concertmaster, David Chan.
As well as her passion for music, some of Emma’s favorite pastimes are learning about astrophysics and philosophy, watching crime documentaries, and occasional naps.