Emmy Tisdel

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2020-2021
DMA Student, Musical Arts - Performance
Portrait of Emmy Tisdel
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Musical Arts - Performance, DMA Student

Emmy is a doctoral student in the Fred Fox School of Music and an accomplished violinist. She graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a bachelor’s degree in Music, from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University with a Master of Music, and from Sculich School of Music at McGill University with an Artists’ Diploma and a Graduate Diploma in Music Performance. At the University of Arizona, she will refine her performance capabilities and will research contemporary classical music in Latin America and Japan. Her research interests stem from teaching in Japan and Latin America, where she was exposed to contemporary composers and pieces often left out of the North American classical music repertoire. Emmy is an active performer and stays engaged in the community: she is the co-founder of Ensemble Urbain, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in Montreal; she is a faculty member for the SA’ Oaxaca strings international music festival, which provides free chamber music tutoring to students based in Mexico; she is a member of Austin Camerata, an interdisciplinary festival based in Austin, Texas; and she is a member of Quartet Doyenne, a string quartet whose primary goal is to balance works by well-known composers with works by underrepresented and lesser known musicians, especially contemporary artists, women, and people of color.