Emily Sunderman began her violin studies at the Hartford Conservatory at age three with Suzuki Violin visionary Barbara Embser. She studied at Hartt School of music, attended Hampshire College and worked privately after college with Arturo Delmoni. Important teachers include Katherine Winterstein, Sebu Sirinian, Nickoli Sikorsky, Laura Bossert, Gillian Rogell, Elaine Mischkind, Miho Zaitsu, and Anton Miller. Emily completed Suzuki violin pedagogy courses for books 1-8 at Ithaca College and Hartt School of Music. She is on the violin and chamber music faculty at The Middlebury Community Music Center and directs the Middlebury Chamber Music Festival.
In addition to teaching students of all ages, Emily maintains an active performance schedule. She recently performed in the band in a Middlebury College – Town Hall Theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George, with a 13-piece orchestra for The Vermont Theater Lab’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the Rutland Paramount, with pianist Eric Stumacher as part of the SONAD Mozart Festival orchestras, and visiting artists in the Middlebury Chamber Music Festival. Emily also plays in The Addison string quartet and a wedding band with guitarist Dayve Huckett and bassist Ron White.