Emily Smith Brown, soprano, earned her Bachelor of Music Degree at Eastern Oregon University in 2015 with an emphasis in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance and a Minor in Theatre Arts. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Emily has been teaching private voice and piano lessons to students of all ages since 2011. She has been performing all her life with several community and collegiate companies and ensembles, and has portrayed both operatic and musical theatre roles. Her most notable roles have been Musetta in Puccini’s La Boheme (Juneau Lyric Opera), Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Juneau Symphony), Lily in The Secret Garden and Fantine in Les Miserables (both at EOU). Emily recently made her debut with the Mid-Columbia Musical Theater Company as the title role in Mary Poppins (2015) and Kathy in Steven Sondheim’s Company (2016). She debuted with The Rude Mechanicals as Adriana in Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors (2016). She was a featured soloist with Opera On The Vine at Hightower Cellars (2017).
Emily teaches both classical and contemporary vocal techniques in a variety of styles and genres. Lessons are catered to each individual student’s comfort zone and goals. Piano and voice students alike learn basic music theory, establish healthy practice habits, and gain overall confidence in their abilities through study and performance. Emily teaches all ages, Youth-Teen-Adult. In addition to in-studio lessons, Emily teaches a limited number of lessons as a Traveling Teacher, in students' homes.
Note: Pre-paid tuition rates are the same for in-studio or in-home (Traveling Teacher) lessons. Studio policies apply.