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 is an active performer in theater and music in Tri-Cities WA. Emily 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). In 2017 she played the role of Clopin in MCMT’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Emily 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). She has performed with Mid-Columbia Mastersingers as a soloist and ensemble member, including a leading role in Britten’s “Let’s Make an Opera: “The Little Sweep” with MCM and Academy of Children’s Theatre. She is also an experienced church musician on vocals, harmony, and keyboard.
Emily lives in the Tri-Cities with her husband, professional musician Dakota Brown, and their young daughter.
Emily teaches all ages, Youth-Teen-Adult.