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Community Engagement

Communication with her audience is at the core of all of Emi’s performances.  She has collaborated with organizations including City Year, Partners in Health, and Pine Street Inn in the U.S. and abroad in a wide variety of settings as both a solo artist and with other musicians, dancers, and actors.

Having studied at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and having worked at Mt. Sinai hospital, Emi’s unique background in both music and medicine has allowed her to lead interactive lecture-performances for people of all ages on a variety of topics that bridge the gap between Music and Medicine.  Past events have been structured around topics including obesity, diabetes prevention, sexual health, and immigration policy.

Emi also gives frequent lecture performances/demonstrations about the various flutes that she plays, describing the socio-economic, political, and technological aspects that influenced flute playing and production throughout the past few centuries.

As an educator, Emi is on the faculty of the Juilliard School where she teaches Ear Training in the Evening and Pre-college divisions and on the faculty of the University of Buffalo where she teaches flute and ear training.  To learn about how to join one of her classes, email her here.  Emi maintains a private flute studio, has taught Music Introduction and Appreciation in New York City Public Schools, and gives frequent guest artist masterclasses across the United States on both Modern and Historical Flutes.