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Emily Cole

Instructor of Violin

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Emily Cole joined the Oregon Symphony violin section in 2011. She has performed with the Dallas and Seattle symphonies as well as numerous regional orchestras throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Emily has held concertmaster and principal positions at the National Orchestral Institute and the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. She was the first place winner for violin in the 2003 Washington State Music Educators Competition. In 2004, she appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony and conductor Gerard Schwarz. Emily was featured in recital on the 2008 Green Recital Series in Ottawa, KS, a performance that was recorded for Kansas Public Television.

Emily received her M.M. as a student of Emanuel Borok at the University of North Texas, where she held a teaching fellowship. She received her B.M. from the University of Texas at Austin as a student of Brian Lewis. A native of Seattle, Emily was also a longtime student of former Seattle Symphony concertmaster Ilkka Talvi. She is a member of the Mousai Remix string quartet with fellow OSO musicians Shin-Young Kwon, Jennifer Arnold, and Marilyn de Oliveira.