Emma has been playing the harp since she was 8 years old. She has won the International Maestro Piano and String competition, the Ruth Kern Concerto Competition, the Dekalb Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition, and the Glory International Romantic Music Competition. Emma performed at Carnegie Hall in 2019. She has also performed with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, the Carrollton Wind Ensemble, and the Dekalb Symphony Orchestra. Emma is currently the harpist in the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra for the second year. While maintaining an active performance schedule with various public and private events, she also routinely participates in competitions and enjoys creating her own arrangements of hymns, popular music, and classical pieces.
Emma is being classically trained using the Salzedo method. She loves Baroque and classical music, improvisation, and hymns.
She is under the instruction of Nella Rigell, principal harpist for the Atlanta Ballet.
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Emma played in a winners concert with the Dekalb Symphony Orchestra in March, 2023
Emma played with the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra in the 2021-2022 and is currently playing in the 2022-2023 season.
October, 2021, Emma played with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra in the Ruth Kern Winners concert.
January, 2020, Emma was one of the winners of the Ruth Kern Concerto Competition in Atlanta. She will be playing with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra.
In July 2019, Emma played at Carnegie Hall in NYC. She won first place in the International Maestro's String Competition.
In December of 2018 and 2019, Emma had the honor of playing for GA Governor Nathan Deal and our new Governor Brian Kemp at the Governor's Mansion during Christmas.