Her first album with PARMA, SHE consists of two American contemporary song cycles. “Eve-Song” by Jake Heggie tells the story of Adam and Eve, from Eve’s perspective. Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Too Few Mornings Be” conveys a narrative of hope through eleven poems by Emily Dickson. The recording session concluded earlier this month and will be released in early 2018.
Emily has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with an emphasis in piano performance from California State University, Hayward where she graduated magna cum laude. She also has a Master of Arts degree in music with emphases in piano and vocal performance from Washington State University, Pullman. Emily holds a Graduate Professional Diploma in vocal performance from The Hartt School.
Emily founded Hartford Opera Theater, which has since produced over 30 operas. She regularly gives recitals across the country including performances with Hartford Opera Theater include Laetitia in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and Aunt Polly and Susy Harper in Tom Sawyer, a new work commissioned by the company. She has performed as a soloist with the Mid Columbia Symphony, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Concert Opera, the Idaho Washington Symphony, and the Palouse Choral Society. She was a finalist in the Art Song and Oratorio categories of the American Prize in 2014.
Emily lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Aleksander Sternfeld-Dunn, a PARMA artist as well, and daughters.
Listen to more of Emily’s music here.