Born in Port Douglas, Queensland in 1999, Emily was later raised in Perth, Western Australia. Beginning the violin at the tender age of 3, and subsequently Piano at 5 years old, music has been a part of her life for longer than she can remember. At the age of 11, she was accepted into the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, UK.
She was offered a Music and Academic scholarship at Perth College where she undertook her high school education, and completed her studies in 2016 as Music Captain. At age 15, she travelled to Sydney to audition for the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, and on her 16th birthday she received her acceptance letter along with a Full-Tuition Scholarship for her 5-Year Degree.
Aged 17, she began her studies in Boston until 2020 when she returned to Perth due to the COVID pandemic. Whilst at Berklee, she had the opportunity to study abroad at the Berklee Valencia campus in Spain, where she lived for 6 months.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Music (major in Film Scoring and Violin Performance) in 2021, she has been on the Dean's List for exceptional academic performance every semester, and graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Emily has an extensive career of performing as a violinist and pianist for/with many notable artists of all genres spanning from Film Music, Jazz, Video Game Music, Pop, Rock, Flamenco/World Styles, Musical Theatre and Classical. During her time at Berklee College of Music, she was the Concertmaster and Strings Contractor for the "Signature Series" concerts at Berklee Performance Centre, delivering up to 10 shows a year. She earned the Rose Family Scholarship Award for her work on these productions.
Most recently, she recorded Violin on the 2022 Grammy-nominated arrangement of "Metaknight's Revenge" by the 8-Bit Big Band, recorded at Bunker Studios, NYC. She has also performed at Newport Folk Festival alongside Trey Anastasio, Kermit the Frog and Robin Pecknold; recorded for Thomas Newman and Harry Gregson-Williams as a violinist at the Shames Family Scoring Studio; composed music for The Bachelor Australia (Warner Brothers AUS) and has embarked on two Western Australia regional tours with CircuitWest. She is also a prominent Musical Theatre Pianist and Music Director; recently directing the Perth Fringe Festival run of Altar Boyz.
Emily also stepped into the role of Concertmaster and Strings Contractor/Coordinator in the 2019 Berklee Commencement Concert performed at Agganis Arena, featuring Honorary Doctorates Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliot, and Alex Lacamoire; and in 2021 she reprised the same role for the remote recording and performance of the 2021 Berklee Commencement Concert, featuring Honorary Doctorates Celine Dion and Pharrell Williams.
Alongside her Berklee education, she had completed many different forms of education. from 2019-2020 she was a Women in Jazz Organisation Mentee, studying with acclaimed Jazz Cellist Akua Dixon. She frequently travelled to their bass in Harlem, NY to attend workshops and conferences. As a composer, Emily was accepted with a scholarship to the 2020 New York University Steinhardt Scoring Summer Workshops, and most recently, she was accepted into Perth Symphony Orchestra's "Women On The Podium" program, learning from prominent women conductors such as Alice Farnham (UK), Jessica Gethin (AUS) and many more. She also participated as an auditor remotely in the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive 2022.
As a young musician, Emily was classically trained in both Violin, Piano and Voice. From 2011-2017, Emily was a chorister with the Gondwana National Choirs, undertaking a 2-week workshop in Sydney each January, and completing tours to China and the Kimberley Region. In 2018, she mentored the Boston Children's Chorus in Sydney for the Gondwana World Choral Festival, and performed in the orchestra at the closing concert at the Sydney Opera House. This choral experience sees her now being a Lay Clerk with the prestigious St George's Cathedral Consort at St George's Anglican Cathedral in the Perth CBD, led by Dr Joseph Nolan.
Currently, Emily works for Perth Symphony Orchestra as Music Librarian and Artistic Planning assistant, where she coordinates all music, oversees commissioning of arrangements, programs concerts, and is regularly commissioned to arrange/write music for the orchestra and performs as a violinist with the orchestra. In addition to her many jobs and gigs, she also teaches Violin leading private school Scotch College, where she directs the String Orchestras and facilitates the Year 3 Strings "Fellowship" programme.