Director, Bucknell Opera Company

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

A native of Connecticut, Soprano Emily Martin's career has already included numerous appearances in both Europe and America. Emily has been performing professionally for the last 10 years with such companies as The Santa Fe Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Palm Beach Opera and Opera Grand Rapids and she often appears in concert, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall as well as appearing as a soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Currently a Visiting Professor of Music in voice and opera at Bucknell University, Emily is also the Director of the Bucknell Opera Company. BOC produces high quality performances of operatic and musical theatre repertoire. Performing at such venues as the Weis Center of Performing Arts as well as bringing opera outreach to the community, the Bucknell Opera Company represents a unique opportunity for Bucknell students in an undergraduate liberal arts education. Recent productions include Hansel and Gretel. The Bucknell Opera Company will be presenting Mozart's Magic Flute this spring.

While performing professionally, Emily also has worked as a Director and Assistant Director with such companies as Opera Colorado, Central City Opera and the University of Colorado. Emily has participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing prestigious Teaching Internship Program in 2012 and has also presented the session "Teaching Opera Role Preparation at the College Level" at the National Opera Association's National Conference in January 2013.

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