Monday, July 25, 2016

Hello, Ms. Emily!

Ms. Emily Kelly

For the 2016-2017 school year, we offer a warm hello to our guest instructor, Ms. Emily Kelly here in our violin studio at CYM! Ms. Emily comes to us as we say "see you in a little while" to Ms. Elisabeth as she cares for her new baby. Read on to learn a little more about Ms. Emily:

Emily Herdeman Kelly enjoys a rewarding career as a performer and educator. An experienced orchestral musician, Ms. Kelly has been seen with the Houston Symphony, Austin Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and the New World Symphony.  She has participated in professional and fellowship orchestra festivals including the Britt Festival, Colorado Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Round Top Festival Institute, and the Beijing International Music Festival in China.  Ms. Kelly is a dedicated teacher and currently maintains studios in Pittsburgh, PA at the Carnegie Mellon University Preparatory School and the Pittsburgh Music Academy.  Additionally, she has taught at Indiana University String Academy and Rice University Preparatory Program.  She was recently awarded a teaching fellowship through MusAid where she had the opportunity to teach and perform for an El Sistema School in San Salvador, El Salvador.  Ms. Kelly has a heart for service and in addition to regular performances at libraries, hospitals, and retirement communities, she has volunteered with the nationally recognized programs Music for Autism and Purple Songs Can Fly.  She has completed Suzuki training through Book 3 and has additional studies in pedagogy with Mimi Zweig and Kenneth Goldsmith.  Her principal teachers include Paul Biss and Kathleen Winkler, and she holds Bachelors degrees in Economics and Violin Performance from Indiana University, and a Master of Music degree from Rice University.

Ms. Kelly currently lives on the North side of Pittsburgh, PA with her husband Josh and their two cats.  When shes not practicing, rehearsing, or teaching she also enjoys running, reading, studying Spanish, traveling, and tea.  

Welcome, Ms. Emily!

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