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Emily Sunderman began her violin studies at the Hartford Conservatory at age three with Suzuki Violin visionary Barbara Embser.  She studied music at Hartt School of music, attended Hampshire College and worked privately after college with Arturo Delmoni. She also studied with Katherine Winterstein, Sebu Sirinian, Nickoli Sikorsky, Laura Bossert, Gillian Rogell, Elaine Mischkind, Miho Zaitsu and Anton Miller.  Emily has studied Suzuki violin pedagogy 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 recitals with organist George Matthew Jr and pianist Cynthia Huard,  with a 13-piece orchestra for The Vermont Theater Lab’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide,  with pianist Eric Stumacher as part of the SONAD Mozart Festival orchestras and in ensemble collaborations part of the Middlebury Chamber Music Festival.  Emily also directs The Addison, an ensemble that travels and performs frequently, most frequently as a string quartet.

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