Kendra Emery currently resides in Hartford, CT. Her two main passions are teaching and performing.
As a teacher she maintains a private saxophone and clarinet studio at Middlesex Music Academy in Middletown and has a private studio in Hartford. She leads an adult student chamber music group, The Just For Fun Ensemble, from within, playing the bari sax. She has students audition into regional bands every year at the middle and high school level. Her students often audition into, or are selected, for top ensembles at their schools. Although she teaches a strong emphasis on music fundamentals she also believes in music being fun and tries to find what sparks each individual student. Student sample audio below!
As a performer, Kendra's current big project/obsession is playing and singing with her loop pedal. She recently released her first album "Beautiful Mess" which includes works by 9 composers. She also dabbles in composing for herself, some is completely original, some borrows from others. Kendra was a fellow at the Bang on a can summer music festival in 2013. She loves planning concerts, playing chamber music, and coffee.
Her debut album "Beautiful Mess" can be purchased here in hardcopy or here for digital download.
Kendra earned a BM in saxophone performance with a minor in French from the University of Arizona. Her MM and GPD in saxophone performance were earned at the University of Hartford.
Feel free to contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 520-471-4416.