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Emily grew up near Cambridge and began playing the cornet aged 7. She progressed through local training and youth bands before switching to the euphonium and joining the Senior Band.
Aged 14, Emily was accepted into the prestigious Chetham’s School of Music where she received an excellent musical education. Emily regularly performed with the Chorus in prestigious locations across the UK including Manchester and Lichfield Cathedrals, Windsor Castle and the Bridgewater Hall. She remained in Manchester for 8 years, attending the Royal Northern College of Music and studying with David Thornton (euphonium) and Roger Cutts (trombone).
Emily was a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain for four years, under the baton of Bramwell Tovey. During this time, she was solo euphonium with the Championship Section Marsden Silver Prize Band in Yorkshire, with Glyn Williams as Musical Director. Highlights here included winning the Senior Cup contest and coming third in the All England Masters and the Scottish Open Championships. At the Whit Friday marches, she was awarded the ‘Best Euphonium’ title in several locations. Emily also had opportunities to attend rehearsals and deputise in concerts with most of the country’s top bands including the Black Dyke Band and Fodens.
In 2012 Emily became a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, following a recital of contemporary music which she also performed at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Linz.
After Music College, she spent 5 years with the former Co-operative Band in Crewe (now known as TCTC Band) and celebrated coming third in the North-West regional championships.