B.A. in Music Business, The University of Texas at Austin
M.A. in Teaching, Longy School of Music of Bard College
This is Emily Rew’s third year as a B Sharp Teaching Artist. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Emily has been performing as a singer and an instrumentalist for the past 17 years. She has performed as a soprano and soloist with the University of Texas at Austin Chamber Singers, the all female group Vox Femina Los Angeles, and currently the Voices of Fort Worth. She also plays guitar, piano, and flute.
Emily discovered her passion for teaching at Camp John Marc, a camp for children with chronic illnesses and major physical disabilities in the Texas hill country, where she taught group guitar, rock band, and choir classes. In order to further pursue her passion for teaching, Emily moved to Los Angeles to complete a Masters of Arts in Teaching through the Longy School of Music of Bard College. In Los Angeles, Emily studied music education and social justice and assisted and taught wind instrument ensembles for the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles at the Heart of Los Angeles.
In addition to teaching and performing music, Emily is an avid lover of outdoor recreation and education. She recently served as the Assistant Director for Avid4Adventure’s Overnight Camp program in Evergreen, CO and has worked as a rafting guide on the Nantahala and Pigeon rivers in the Southeastern U.S. This work as an outdoor educator has inspired her to take wilderness teambuilding and leadership development principles into the music classroom.
Emily is extremely excited to be spending another year with B Sharp helping to harmonize communities through music!