Concertmaster Michael Emery is in his twentieth year with the Glens Falls Symphony and is Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. He maintains teaching studios in Saratoga Springs and Schenectady, NY.
Michael Emery began his musical studies in Albany at the age of ten with Alfredo Cavalieri and in two years was selected to perform in Carnegie Recital Hall by the Violin, Viola, and Violoncello Teacher’s Guild of New York City. Winning prizes in advanced competitions in Albany and the Northeast, he earned his bachelor’s in Music Education from the College of St. Rose and his Master’s of Music Performance as a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music.
In addition to his role with the Glens Falls Symphony, he has been concertmaster and frequent soloist with Catskill Symphony, the Luzerne Music Festival, and the Orchestra of Santa Monica in California and has performed in major cities in Europe and Asia.
At Skidmore College, Mr. Emery directs the expanding string department, working with talented students on solo, chamber music, and orchestral repertoire. Through the annual Skidmore String Festival, which he created in 2005, Mr. Emery has collaborated with several highly acclaimed guest artists such as the Brentano, Manhattan, American, and Ying Quartets.