Instructor of Violin
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.