Miss. Emily B. Jackson
Emily Jackson, 25-year-old violinist and native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, is a young professional artist who enjoys a career as both a chamber/ensemble musician and educator.
After beginning Suzuki Method studies at age 5, Emily studied with Julia Waugh, Kim Akins and, for six years, Keiko Furness before studying with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra violinist, Ronda Respess. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston where she studied with internationally renowned violinist, Kathleen Winkler.
Emily recently earned her Master of Music degree, as a student of Paul Biss, from New England Conservatory in Boston. Ms. Jackson performed regularly with the New England Conservatory Chamber Orchestra in Jordan Hall. She was also a member of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Benjamin Zander and a substitute violinist in both the New World Symphony Orchestra and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Now a core member of the Plano Symphony Orchestra and the Assistant Concertmaster of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, she also plays with many other local symphonies in the DFW area and is a substitute for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
A winner of numerous concerto competitions, Emily performed as a soloist with the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in Atlanta Symphony Hall in 2008 and 2009. Other appearances have included performances with the Buckhead Youth Orchestra, Gwinnett County Youth Symphony, and as a winner of the Gainesville Pro-Musica Little Carnegie Hall Competition.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Jackson has collaborated with artists such as Cho-Liang Lin, Kathleen Winkler, Timothy Pitts, Desmond Hoebig, and Ivo-Jan van der Werff. In the winter of 2012, she traveled with her student quartet on a tour of Aspen, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs, Colorado, giving public concerts and participating in outreach workshops with local public schools.
Emily has regularly attended summer music programs since the age of 12, including Encore, Too! and Encore School for Strings, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the Heifetz International Music Institute. During that time, she studied with celebrated artists David Russell, Timothy Ying, Dennis Kim, Pamela Frank, Catherine Cho, Judith Ingolffson, and Daniel Phillips, among others. In 2010, she accompanied her professor, Kathleen Winkler, to the Beijing International Music Festival and Academy in Beijing, China. Emily also spent four summers studying with leading violin pedagogue, Paul Kantor at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Most recently, Ms. Jackson spent eight weeks in the Berkshires as a fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center.
Emily is an experienced teacher; she has been teaching privately for over nine years. She also has experience as an orchestra manager, coach, and adjudicator for New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School Orchestra program.