Emma has studied five years full time of a Bachelor of Music (performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (the Con) and achieved a high distinction for her final semester of saxophone performance. She is currently undertaking private study in jazz and improvisation. In early 2010 she received her AMEB AMusA and in the following year she placed first in the open age section of the McDonalds Sydney Eisteddfod Saxophone Solo. She has attended the World Saxophone Congresses in St Andrews, Scotland (2012) and Strasbourg, France (2015), and attended and performed at the 2013 Australasian Saxophone and Clarinet Conference in Sydney.
Emma has performed with the Con Saxophone Orchestra, the Con Wind Symphony, Sydney University InterCol Orchestra, and the Sydney University Wind Orchestra as well as with the 23 Field Regiment Army Band at the 21 Gun Salute for Australia Day 2010 and for the Queen’s Birthday Celebrations. In late 2012, she performed the Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suites and Ravel’s Bolero with the Strathfield Symphony Orchestra on tenor saxophone. An enthusiastic chamber musician, she has played in numerous saxophone quartets, flute and piano trios, violin and piano trios and has given several performances with the chamber opera company Opera Prometheus in both Sydney and Wollongong. She also played alto and soprano for the premiere of Yvonne Barton-Leach’s opera The Little Wise Girl at the Australian Institute of Music.
Educationally, she has taught saxophone privately since 2011. She currently teaches students in and around Sydney’s Inner West of all ages and abilities. Her students have passed school auditions, gained impressive AMEB results, and most importantly developed their love of music. Lessons are held during the day and after school hours on weekdays and during that day on Saturdays depending on availability.