She has been playing the harp for 11 years. She has studied with accomplished harpists, including Linda Greiser, Dr. Adriana Horne, and Dr. Kristie Smith. She was a Salute to Youth 2018 Competition winner for the Southwest Symphony, and recently won first place at the Utah Chapter of the American String Teachers Association competition in 2018. Emma was also honored to be a featured harpist in the May 2016 issue of the Harp Column Magazine. She has been a guest soloist for the Southern Utah Heritage Choir, and has presented recitals at the St. George Tabernacle with her sister.. She has been honored to be a soloist at the Utah Suzuki Harp Institute's Honor's recital, and was a soloist at the Southern Utah Performing Arts Festival Awards ceremony.
She has been playing the violin for 12 years. She studied with Dr. Vincent Phelan and is currently studying with Bonnie Romkey. She received an Associate's Degree from Dixie State University and graduated from SUCCESS Academy High School in 2019. She has also been on the recital series at the St. George Tabernacle and was a guest soloist for the Southern Utah Heritage Choir. She recently received a gold cup award for consecutive years of superior awards at the Southern Utah Strings Festival in Cedar City. She has been teaching private violin lessons for four years and loves watching her students learn and grow. She also loves to share her musical talents with others by playing for venues.
Hilary currently holds bachelor's degrees from Dixie State University in Music and from the University of Utah in Mathematics. She also has an active professional teaching license in the State of Utah. Hilary has been honored to be a soloist in Dixie State University's operas in concert, including Turandot and Samson and Delilah. She has also been a soloist for Dixie State University's Impressionism and Baroque festivals. During her studies at DSU, she was honored to present her research on alternate tuning systems at the Utah Conference for Undergraduate Research, as well as DSU's math camp, showing how math and music can be integrated. Hilary is a champion for music education and has served on the board of directors for an arts organization in Cincinnati, Ohio, writing grants to provide scholarship funding for children in need to finance private violin lessons, instrument purchases, and to bring music to underserved communities in the greater Cincinnati area. She is excited to share her love of vocal music with others.
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