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Emily Riggs

Associate Professor
Music
Biography

Emily Riggs, soprano, earned a DMA in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland and an MM in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. Active as a soloist, Riggs has collaborated with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Eighth Blackbird, and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, and received praise from the New York Times for her 2012 performance with the Brooklyn Art Song Society. Riggs is a founding member of the trio, Ensamble Arte, and studies with Marvin Keenze (Philadelphia, PA).

Research Interests
  • Latin American Art Song
  • Comparative Pedagogy
Of Note

Dr. Riggs is a recipient of the National Associate of Teachers of Singing’s Emerging Leaders Award. She is president of the Connecticut Chapter of NATS and is active as an adjudicator and masterclass clinician.

Teaching Interests
  • Voice Lessons/Class Voice
  • Opera
  • Diction for Singers
Performances

Ensamble Arte: Beethoven, Brahms, and Bernstein. Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond, VA; March 2018.

Valerie, The Bartender (world premiere). Opera Lancaster. Tellus 360, Lancaster, PA; January 2018.

In recital w/ David Ballena. Second Sunday Concert Series. Glastonbury, CT; 2014.

Charles Ives: 114 Songs. Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY; 2012.

Soprano Soloist. Dvorak Requiem with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. US Naval Academy’s Distinguished Artists Series. Annapolis, MD; 2010.