Dr. Emily Schaefer is Assistant Professor of Horn and Aural Skills at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, joining the faculty in August of 2019.
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 North Carolina Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Charlotte Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Topeka Symphony and Kansas City Symphony. 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.