Emily John resides in the New York City area where she is a freelance harpist and maintains a private studio of harp, piano and voice students. She performs regularly with regional orchestras, choirs, and for private events. In addition to her experience as a harpist, Emily is an active singer and conductor in the NY area. She serves as an adjunct professor at
Queens College- CUNY and teaches music history and the upper grade choirs at the Special Music School in residence at the Kaufman Center. Noteworthy performances of the Special Music School choirs include Vivaldi’s Gloria, RV 589 at Trinity Wall Street Church, Meredith Monk’s Panda Chant II with the Meredith Monk Ensemble at the Whitney Museum and Vox Americana with composer/guitarist Joel Harrison at Merkin Concert Hall. Ms. John also serves as the High School Outreach Coordinator and assistant conductor for the Queens College Choral Society. Her compositions have been performed by groups as diverse as the Orleans All-County Elementary Chorus, the Mineola Choral Society and regional high school choirs. She is also published by Pavane and Cambiata. Wild Mountain Thyme (KMC-1348) is her first work with Kandinsky Music.
Here is a performance of Wild Mountain Thyme by The Folsom Singers, a community Women's Choir in Vancouver, BC., using piano in lieu of harp.
Here is an audio example of Wild Mountain Thyme including harp accompaniment by a community women's choir in Virginia.