Emily Evans, Violin/Voice

Soprano Emily Evans is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from DePaul University School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Her teachers include Elizabeth Byrne, Pamela Hinchman, and Jori Jennings. Emily participated in masterclasses with Ruth Hennessy, operatic tenor Quinn Kelsey, and soprano Nicole Cabell. She has worked with The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, The Floating Opera Company, and DePaul Opera Theater. Some of Emily's notable operatic roles include The Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel. Emily has a passion for modern and obscure operas, and has enjoyed playing roles such as a Quark sister in The Quantum Mechanic and the Five Year Old in The Proposal. She has been a featured soprano soloist in The Fairy Queen and Handel's Messiah. and was selected as the runner-up in the Sinfonietta Bel Canto Competition. In 2014 she was accepted to a collaborative music festival in Vianden, Luxembourg. There, she performed scenes from operettas and participated in small chamber ensembles with other young musicians from around the world. In addition to opera, Emily studied violin for over 10 years and played in small chamber ensembles and a touring symphonic band. She has taught beginner violin for 7 years, most recently at Cincinnati School of Music. Although she was trained classically on the violin, Emily has also developed improvisational skills on her electric violin that she showcases with several bands. She enjoys bringing her electric violin in so her students can explore it's unique sound. Emily is thrilled to join the faculty at The Piano Preparatory School and is looking forward to helping her students find joy and passion in their music!