Emily Siar, soprano, hails from Greensboro, North Carolina. She is currently pursuing a DMA in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at NEC under the tutelage of Carole Haber and Ian Howell.
At the age of twenty, Emily was the youngest of twenty-three Vocal Fellows chosen to attend Marilyn Horne’s prestigious Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. She was subsequently invited to participate in Ms. Horne's "The Song Continues" Masterclass series at Carnegie Hall, where she was seen on the stage of Weill Recital Hall as a participant in renowned collaborative pianist Dalton Baldwin’s masterclass.
A frequent winner at state and regional NATS competitions, Emily placed 1st in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, 3rd at the first NATS National Competition in Boston, and earned 3rd place in the Charlotte Opera Guild Competition in 2014.
Emily holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, where she was selected as a winner of the 2016 Eastman Concerto Competition and granted an award in the 2016 Friends of Eastman Opera vocal competition. While at Eastman, Emily sang the title role in Massenet's Cendrillon. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where, as a Kenan Music Scholar, she earned Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies.
Emily maintains a private studio in Boston, and her students have been accepted to such prestigious institutions as the Berklee College of Music and the Longy School of Music at Bard College.