Dr. Emily Schaefer is the incoming Assistant Professor of Horn at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where she will be teaching horn and ear training, as well as coaching chamber ensembles.
In 2018, she was appointed to fourth horn with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Schaefer has had the privilege of performing with numerous other orchestras, including the Omaha Symphony, Topeka Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, and the Kansas City Civic Orchestra. While living in New York City, she served as principal horn in the Off-Broadway production of A Little Night Music. Her previous summer activities have included the National Orchestral Institute, Festival Napa Valley, Kent/Blossom Music Festival, Le Domaine Forget, and Eastern Music Festival.
Dr. Schaefer received her DMA at the University of Missouri, Kansas City in May of 2019 where she studied with Martin Hackleman and was a member of the UMKC Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet (Plaza Winds). She holds degrees in horn performance from The Juilliard School (MM) and Cleveland Institute of Music (BM). She has studied previously with Karen Schubert of the Opera Philadelphia, Richard King of The Cleveland Orchestra and Erik Ralske of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.