Emily Brown, Voice
Emily Brown is a soprano from Vancouver, Washington. In 2018, she received a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from North Park University (Chicago) in 2016. Her voice teachers include Mary Schiller, Karen Bauer, and Linda Appert. Recently, Emily has performed the roles of Mother (Hänsel und Gretel), Glauce (Medea), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte),Monitor (Suor Angelica), and Principessa (La bella dormente nel bosco). Her notable opera scenes roles include Michaela (Carmen), Mimí (La bohème), and Countess (Le nozze di Figaro). Emily was the recipient of the 2018 Italian American Cultural Foundation Art Song Award and the 2015 recipient of the Presser Foundation Award for Excellence in Music. She won First Place in the 2015 North Park Performance Awards and the 2012 Washington State Solo and Ensemble competition. Emily also has an extensive choral background, participating in several community and school choirs, including the prestigious Pacific Youth Choir (Portland, OR), under the direction of Mia Hall Miller. With PYC, Emily performed with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, and Pink Martini. Emily has held church choral positions as a section leader and soloist at Trinity United Methodist (Wilmette, IL) under the direction of Julia Davids, and Trinity Cathedral (Cleveland, OH) under the direction of Todd Wilson. Emily was a muse for composers in recent years, performing premier solo and choral works by Judith Ecklemeyer (Trinity Cathedral) and Robert Kyr (I Dwell in Possibilities—2012 ACDA). Apart from opera and classical music studies, Emily is equally at home singing contemporary and Broadway styles, and for the last 6 years, she has taught children and adults of all ages and experiences.