Sunday, May 22, 2011

On March 24th, 2008, Emily, age 6, was invited to perform at The White House for the President and Mrs. Bush and 400 guests. She performed a 30 minute solo concert mixing jazz and her original compositions.
At age six, Emily was a recipient of the 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Competition Award for her original song “Northern Lights.” She was asked to perform at the awards ceremony in New York City and was invited to perform her winning song again for a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Emily received national attention when she was a featured guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show. She appeared on the show six times in two years, performing an original song for each appearance. Recently Emily was featured on Dancing with the Stars, performing "Tutti Frutti" live with the orchestra.
Emily made her classical orchestral debut at age seven, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto, no. 23, k488 with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and then again with the Champaign-Urbana Symphony.