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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 has worked closely with John Eagle and Dan Miller, having premiered multiple works by both composers over the past eight years. Emily has been a featured soloist with Synchromy, the CalArts New Millennium Chamber Orchestra, and the Sage City Symphony, as well as a featured performer with the CalArts Baroque Ensemble. Emily has performed with various groups across Los Angeles, including Equal Sound, wild Up, YMF’s Debut Orchestra, and Classical Revolution LA. She is most frequently heard playing with the  Isaura String Quartet, of which she is a founding member. Her recent performances with ISQ include a concert of microtonal string quartets at Boston Court for Microfest LA, a performance for the 2016 Dogstar Festival, and playing Charles Gaines’ Manifestos 2 at REDCAT. 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 and Jett Kelly.

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 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 is a Program Director for Elemental Music, a youth orchestra program based in Santa Monica, where she runs the Prelude Program and is a violin coach for the upper orchestras. Emily is currently training for her Suzuki certification. Previously, she was a strings coach for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra and taught group violin lessons in Santa Clarita through the CalArts Community Arts Partnership. She has also held internship positions in the education and development departments of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the education department of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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.

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