Dr. Emily Martin-Moberley’s diverse career has included directing, performing and education. While recently completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts in performance and pedagogy at the University of Colorado Boulder, Emily found her love for opera direction and has achieved success in a short time. As a Director and Assistant Director, Emily has worked with such companies as Opera Colorado, Central City Opera, the University of Colorado and most recently as Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera at Bucknell University. Highlights of this season include producing and directing Hansel and Gretel and a staged version of Mussorgsky’s The Nursery for Bucknell Opera Company, producing and directing the world premiere of The Clever Artifice of Harriet and Margaret by Leanna Kirchoff at the ATLAS Black Box Theatre in Boulder, CO and serving as Assistant Director at Opera Colorado for their production of Rigoletto.

For the past four seasons, Emily has served as both the Director and Assistant Director of the Central City Opera Artist Tour of the Rockies. She has also worked with world-renowned directors including Jose Maria Condemi and Grisha Asagaroff.

Other directing credits include La Cenerentola with the Opera Colorado Young Artists and Il Teatro del Friuli, an original operatic adaptation of Rossini’s vocal works, with the University of Colorado Opera Department. Assistant directing credits include, The Rake’s Progress, Florencia en el Amazonas, Carousel, Our Town and The Autumn Orchard.

Emily was recently selected by the National Opera Association as the recipient of their inaugural Stage Director Internship. This internship brought Emily to the Druid City Opera Workshop this year under the direction of Dr. Paul Hougtaling at the University of Alabama where she directed multiple scenes with the young artists.

This January, Emily was an invited presenter at the National Opera Association National Conference in Portland, Oregon. Her session, “Teaching Opera Role Preparation at the College Level” was based on a class that she developed and taught at the University of Colorado. While at Bucknell, Emily also developed and taught a class on entrepreneurship. That class provided tools for the young musician to succeed in the artistic professional world. Some of the topics covered included discussion of and tools to help with performance anxiety, ideas on what it means to build your brand, how to create a marketing plan as a working musician and developing a web presence.

In 2012, Emily's experience and passion for teaching voice was recognized when she was selected as one of twelve voice teachers in the United States and Canada to participate in the nationally recognized and peer reviewed Intern Program of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

As a professional singer, Emily has discovered the value of detailed bodywork in addition to the technical singing work that is developed in the voice studio. Over the past eight years she has completed two yoga certifications and is particularly interested in combining movement and acting with voice production to produce awareness of the physical body and optimum sound. Emily has taught singer-specific movement classes at the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, Mannes School of Music, Opera Colorado and the University of Colorado.

Along with her directing experience, Emily has also served as Production Manager for the University of Colorado Opera Theater gaining extensive experience in outreach, scheduling and finances.

Emily continues to be active nationally as a classical singer and has performed over twenty operatic roles including productions with the Santa Fe Opera, Chautauqua Opera and Palm Beach Opera. She often appears in concert, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall as well as appearing as a soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Emily trained at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Academy of Vocal Arts and Boston University. She attended the Santa Fe Opera Young Artist Program, Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program and was a Fellow at the Tanglewood Vocal Arts Program.

Please feel free to check out her singing website at www.emilycmartin.com

 

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