Emily J. Thompson

SAI Teacher Member

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Instrument: Violin

Emily J. Thompson has a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University, where she studied with Vasile Beluska and Penny Thompson Kruse, and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University in Early Music (baroque violin), where she studied with Stanley Ritchie and Brenda Brenner. She studied violin pedagogy with Mimi Zweig at the Indiana University String Academy, and took her SAA Teacher Training levels with Doris Preucil, Christie Felsing, and Edward Kreitman.

Emily is a professional orchestral, chamber, and solo violinist.  Emily made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 performing with other faculty members from Indiana Wesleyan University in the ensemble Soprani Compagni. As a professional violinist, Emily has performed in orchestras throughout the region, including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Marion Philharmonic, and Muncie Symphony. She has also performed on baroque violin in the Bach Collegium Fort Wayne. Emily plays in the Redeemer Consort, a sacred ensemble specializing in Lutheran music from the 16th to 18th centuries, and is the violinist of the Evermore Piano Trio.

Emily enjoys long walks outdoors, designing things, and spending time playing baseball, cooking, and watching Star Trek with her husband and two boys.

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