Emily received her B.M. in Violin Performance from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and M.M. in Music Therapy from Florida State University. She is a board certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) and completed a six-month clinical music therapy internship at HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama where she worked with patients recovering from brain injuries. Emily is also certified in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Music Therapy and has received Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Course, Level 1 Certification.
In addition to violin, Emily has training in guitar, voice, and piano.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Emily performed with the UNC University Symphony Orchestra, the UNC Baroque Ensemble, the FSU Irish Ensemble, and other various ensembles and chamber groups during her undergraduate and graduate studies.
Emily remains active in the music therapy community by attending regional and national conferences, giving presentations, and serving as Vice President of the Maryland Association for Music Therapy.
Emily has been on the Levine faculty since August 2015 where she leads sessions (individual and group) at Levine campuses as well as community locations in Montgomery County and oversees the Music Therapy Internship program.
“I appreciate that Levine has such a supportive environment and that there is room for collaboration between departments. As a music therapist at Levine I am able to work with people from all over the Washington metropolitan area both at the campuses and out in the community.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“In music therapy, I aim to maximize the client’s individual strengths and to use the music, instruments, and activities that motivate them in order to address their needs and help them reach their non-musical and/or musical goals. I believe the music therapy environment is a flexible and safe space for individuals to learn and grow so they can feel successful both in and out of sessions.”
Emily enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, reading, hiking, and traveling.