Director, Bucknell Opera Theatre

Educational Background

  • D.M.A in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Artist Diploma, Academy of Vocal Arts
  • B.M. cum laude in Vocal Performance, Boston University

American soprano Emily Martin ( has regularly received acclaim for her “enchanting iridescence” (The Sarasota Herald Tribune), and has been called “dramatically energetic and skillful” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Her “acting ability, seamlessly interwoven with her singing” (Charlotte Herald-Tribune) is apparent in her performances with such companies as The Santa Fe Opera (Peter Grimes), Palm Beach Opera (Thâis), Opera Nevada (Turandot), Chautauqua Opera (Cosi Fan Tutte), and Skylight Music Theater (Midnight Angel, The Little Prince, Don Giovanni, and Rosina), among others.

The 2016-17 season finds Ms. Martin in both opera, concert and recital repertoire around the United States and Europe. Opera performances include Alice Ford in Falstaff with Opera on the James and the world premiere of Garrett Fisher’s The Passion Trilogy in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Martin will be also be performing Britten’s Les Illuminations with the Sinfonietta Paris and the role of Joan of Arc in Einhorn’s Voices of Light with the Susquehanna Valley Chorale. Recital appearances at Virginia Tech University, the Civic Morning Musical Recital Series, and Fox Island Concert Series round out the season.

Last season (2015-2016) Ms. Martin developed and performed the world premiere of the role of Martha Jefferson in Monticello Wakes by Garrett Fisher in Los Angeles, CA. She also performed recitals for St George's Cathedral Recital Series, Kingston, ON, Augustana College, the Fine Tuned Arts Society in Boulder, Colorado, and for The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto.

As an orchestral concert soloist, Ms. Martin made her début at Carnegie Hall in Handel’s Messiah with the New England Symphonic Ensemble and has been a featured soloist in Mozart’s Requiem (Greely Philharmonic Orchestra), Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (Greely Philharmonic Orchestra), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (Fargo-Moorhead Symphony), Rutter’s Requiem (Connecticut Master Chorale), Bach’s Mass in b minor (Syracuse Symphony), Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (Anchorage Festival of Music) and Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus (Connecticut Master Chorale). Ms. Martin also enjoys performing pops concerts and has sung Dave Grusin’s Pavane Op. 50, at the Conference for World Affairs with the composer on piano.

A native of Connecticut, Ms. Martin received her training at Boston University, the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and the University of Colorado at Boulder along with participation in the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program for Singers, the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program, the Virginia Opera Emerging Artist Program, and as a Phyllis Curtin Seminarian at the Tanglewood Music Center. Emily has appeared on Welsh National Television with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yves Abel and has been won numerous awards from such organizations such as Opera Index and the Metropolitan Regional Auditions.




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