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Emily Call is a violinist and performer of contemporary music as well as traditional repertoire, with a special interest in cultivating collaborative relationships with composers. She is a founding member of the  Isaura String Quartet, and has performed with various groups across Los Angeles, including wild Up, the Dog Star Orchestra, Wordless Music, Now Hear Ensemble, Equal Sound, and Synchromy, where she was a featured soloist. Not limited to the orchestral world, Emily has had the privilege of recording and performing with a diverse group of bands and songwriters, including Baths, Geotic, and Lia Ices. She is also an occasional composer, most recently having written music featured in Retreat, a short film by Gary Mairs.

A highlight of Emily’s career was performing Tenney’s Koan for solo violin for legend Malcolm Goldstein, the dedicatee of the piece. A highlight of her non-musical career was driving across the country, from Connecticut to California, and making stops at Graceland and Cadillac Ranch along the way.

As an educator, Emily maintains an active private studio and is interested in fostering a love for music in her students, as well as helping students find connections between music and their interests outside of the field. She holds numerous roles with Elemental Music, a youth orchestra program based in Santa Monica. Emily also coaches in SMMUSD schools and teaches beginning violin at the Crossroads School.

Emily lives in Los Angeles with her husband and frequent collaborator, composer John Eagle.

MFA CalArts, 2013. BA Bennington College, 2011. Violin studies with: Martha Caplin, Lorenz Gamma, Mark Menzies. Chamber music coaching with: Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, William Powell, Vicki Ray, Allan Vogel. Composition studies with: Allen Shawn.