136-J Washington St. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
10701 Montgomery Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Violinist Jessica Emery graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX with a Masters of Music in Violin Performance where she studied with Diane Kitzman, Principal First Violinist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. While in Dallas, Ms. Emery regularly performed with regional orchestras including the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Sherman Symphony, and Longview Symphony. Ms. Emery also taught in the Plano Independent School District, while maintaining a private studio in Dallas.
Prior to her studies at SMU, Ms. Emery graduated magna cum laude from Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Violin Performance. She studied with Elisabeth Small, former Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony and pupil of Dorothy DeLay, as well as Alison Gooding Hoffman, First Violinist of the Nashville Symphony and founding member of the Grammy nominated Alias Chamber Ensemble. While studying at Belmont University, Ms. Emery performed as a soloist with university ensembles, and had the opportunity to participate in major festivals in the United States, including the National Orchestral Institute and the National Music Festival. Through Belmont University and summer festivals, she has extensive orchestral recording experience on NPR, Naxos Records, national televised broadcasts on PBS, and many other projects in Nashville.
Ms. Emery teaches Suzuki and traditional violin methods to students of all ages. Her instruction is focused on healthy playing habits through balanced posture and technique. Her mission is to develop each student’s highest individual potential of violin playing, musicianship, and character through a balanced understanding of technique, music theory, musicality, and importance of music in the world.