2019 Round Top Music Festival
Emily Hancock is currently a sophomore at Oberlin Conservatory where she studies clarinet performance with Richard Hawkins. In her Junior and Senior years of high school, Emily served as principal clarinet in the Tennessee All-west and All-state Orchestras. Emily was also a member of the Memphis Youth Symphony for two years and won the concerto competition her Junior year. As one of the winners, she performed the first movement of Mozart's clarinet concerto with the youth orchestra. Emily has participated in The Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, the Interlochen World Youth Symphony Orchestra where she won the Fine Arts Award in clarinet, and The Aria International Academy where she played in masterclasses for Ken Grant, Deborah Chodacki, Jonathan Gunn, and Chad Burrow. She has also played in masterclasses for Ricardo Morales, Burt Hara, Howard Klug, and Daniel McKelway. In the summer of 2018, Emily attended Eastern Music Festival and performed in both the Young Artists Orchestras and the Festival Orchestra. She has also performed as a substitute in the clarinet sections of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Memphis Repertory Orchestra.