Emily Kelly
Emily Kelly
Violin I

Emily Herdeman Kelly enjoys a diverse career as a performer and an educator. Ms. Kelly has performed as a member of the Houston Symphony and the Austin Symphony, and has been a substitute with the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and the New World Symphony.  She has participated in orchestra festivals including the Colorado Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, the Round Top Festival Institute, and the Beijing International Music Festival in China. Her principal teachers include Paul Biss and Kathleen Winkler. A dedicated teacher, she has coached and taught students in Blomington, IN, Houston, TX, and in Pittsburgh, PA where she recently moved.  She holds degrees in Economics and Violin Performance from Indiana University, and a Master of Music degree from Rice University.  Ms. Kelly grew up in Rockford, IL and is looking forward to performing again in the Midwest with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.