Get to Know-Emily Nazario
One of the great things about working with FNMC is how it brings together flutists from all over the country who are at different stages in their careers. For example, Emily Nazario (today’s featured member who is a MM student in Wyoming) recently performed on an FNMC program at the Mid-South Flute Festival with Katherine Emeneth and Carmen Lemoine (both professional flutists who teach flute at the college level in GA and KS respectively) and Brittany Trotter, who is a DMA student in WV. We love that these performances give flutists who might not otherwise have the opportunity to collaborate a chance to get to know one another!
Q&A with Emily…
What about new music for the flute appeals to you?
My favorite part about performing new music is being able to interact with living composers. It is interesting what the composer has to say. With today’s technology, I can easily ask the composer about specific details of their piece(s).
Describe your musical background and current activities.
Currently, I am a master’s student at the University of Wyoming where I play in the symphony orchestra and wind ensemble. I teach private flute lessons in Laramie, Wyoming and remotely through Skype. My flute teacher is Nicole Riner, who introduced me to the FNMC.
Do you have any upcoming events that you would like our friends and followers to know about?
On Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1:00pm, I will be giving a solo recital at the University of Wyoming (which I will be live streaming on Facebook.) I will be playing quite a few new music pieces including: Honami by Wil Offermans, Flash! for piccolo and piano by Daniel Dorff, and Croatian Trio for flute, trumpet, and piano by James Stephenson.
More About Emily…
Emily has played with many ensembles including the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra and Ithaca College Wind Ensemble. She performed as principal piccolo with the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble at Alice Tully Hall in 2015. Emily also attended Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington the summer of 2013, where she played under the baton of Gerard Schwarz and Dale Clevenger of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Emily is currently a member of the University of Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony.
Masterclasses Emily has attended include the Anatomy of Sound Workshop (2014- Ann Arbor, MI), Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy (2013- St. Irene, Quebec), and The Annual Julius Baker Flute Masterclass (2012- Danbury, CT). She has played in masterclasses with Amy Porter, Jeanne Baxtresser, Mark Sparks, Susan Hoepnner, Bradley Garner, and Trudy Kane.
Born and raised in Olney, Maryland, Emily began playing the flute at age 10, where she participated in state solo and ensemble festivals, and honor bands. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music Performance in 2015 from Ithaca College, where she studied with Dr. Wendy Mehne and Mary Kay Robinson. Additionally, Emily spent a semester abroad in Amsterdam where she studied at Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music Performance at the University of Wyoming under the tutelage of Dr. Nicole Riner.
In her free time Emily enjoys hiking in the Snowy Range close to Laramie, cooking healthy meals, and traveling to new places.