Friday, May 6, 2016

Welcome home, Emily

IT'S WITH GREAT pride we announce that Emily Hart is returning and has a real job - she's baaaaaack!

Emily has accepted a position at Western Illinois University as Instructor of Oboe. She is taking over for her former teacher, Michael Ericson, who is retiring. She assumes her new duties in August.

Emily got her masters in oboe performance from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y., one year ago. She's been living in Toronto since September and attending the Royal Observatory, working at a local music store and auditioning for jobs.

Emily had four great years at WIU and looks at this as a sort of homecoming. It will be awesome having her living just 70 miles away. She loves the teaching end of playing the oboe and I think she'll do well.

WIU went after her for the job, a humbling honor, for sure.

Can you tell we are just a little bit proud?

Hard to believe this was three years ago, WIU graduation. Prof. Ericson is at right.

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