Emily Smith


Emilyis a music educator and arts integration specialist. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah Conservatory, where she also studied for a Masters in Choral Conducting. Emily has worked as a pre-k through 5th grade general music teacher at a John F. Kennedy Center Changing Education Through the Arts School in Alexandria, VA, where she also served as the arts-integration coordinator. During this time, Emily received multiple certificates of study in Arts Integration from the Kennedy Center.

In addition to her public school experience, Emily has worked as a teaching artist and Program Director for the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra's El Sistema-inspired education program, Sympatico. She continues to work closely with other El Sistema USA programs across the country, collaborating and consulting on music-for-social-change projects. Through this work, she focuses on integrating music composition with current and social events.

As a music educator, Emily has led professional development engagements at numerous universities, as well as the LA Philharmonic's "Take a Stand" festival and the El Sistema USA National Symposium. She is an enthusiastic collaborator, and is just as excited to learn as she is to teach.

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