Emily Roberts, native of Augusta, Georgia, is currently in her second year at Meadows School of the Arts pursuing a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance. She is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia Hodgson School of Music where she received the Director's Excellence Award in 2013. While in Georgia, Ms. Roberts studied with Angela Jones-Reus, rotating principal flutist of the Grand Teton Music Festival, and earned bachelor's degrees in both music performance and music therapy. As a Meadows Artistic Scholarship recipient, she is now continuing her performance studies under the tutelage of Kara Kirkendoll Welch, flute, and Deborah Baron, piccolo, of the Dallas Symphony.
During her undergraduate career, Ms. Roberts had opportunities to study and perform across the United States as well as abroad in the countries of England, Italy, and Argentina. A highlight of these experiences included her participation in the Hodgson School of Music's Study Abroad Alessandria Program 2011 where she studied with Michael Hasel, flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Equally notable was her participation in the Aspen Music Festival and School during the summer of 2012 where she was accepted into the studio of Nadine Asin, flutist in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Throughout the years Ms. Roberts has also been privileged to perform in master classes with flutists such as Emmanuel Pahud, Michel Bellavance, Bonita Boyd, and Mark Sparks.
This year Ms. Roberts has been named first-place winner of the Louisiana Flute Society Piccolo Competition as well as second-place winner of the Louisiana Flute Society Orchestral Flute Masterclass Competition. She was named a winner of the Meadows School of the Arts Concerto Competition where she performed the Martin Ballade. Ms. Roberts also attended the Chautauqua Music Festival in New York during the summer of 2014.
Outside of flute, Ms. Roberts works professionally as a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Since moving to Texas, she has enjoyed building her own private music therapy practice serving all populations in the Dallas metroplex.