Emily has served as an administrator and event producer in a variety of capacities. She is particularly proud of her work as Artistic Director of Kamratōn. Kamratōn is a Pittsburgh-based all-women contemporary chamber ensemble promoting women and non-binary musical artists and commissioning new works for mixed chamber ensemble, with a focus on staged and dramatic works. In the 2018-2019 season, Kamratōn produced its first opera, Her Holiness: The Winter Dog by Curtis Rumrill and Zachary Webber with Quince Ensemble and Shana Simmons Dance. In his review for Recital, David Bernabo praised the production’s “stellar performances and great costuming and set design” and wrote that the work ” linger[s] with the audience long after viewing.” Kamratōn’s signature event, She Scores, highlights women and non-binary composers and performers and has led to the commissioning of new works by Christine Burke, Lu-han Li, Laura Schwartz, Nancy Galbraith, and Elizabeth Brown.
Emily works as part of a team dedicated to Kamratōn’s growth and success. She plays a lead role in crafting its impactful, innovative programming and in structuring rehearsals and coordinating with guest artists and venues. Emily also assists with development and marketing, serving as a member of the grant-writing team, maintaining the ensemble’s website and email list, and creating all visual marketing materials and branding for the ensemble.
Beyond Kamratōn, Emily has extensive experience as a house manager and box office manager at two Pittsburgh theaters: the Kelly-Strayhorn and the Carnegie Stage. Emily has also served on audition committees with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and on a faculty search committee at Duquesne University.