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Emily Park

Organization: Maret School
Title: Director of Instrumental Music, Maret School; Early Childhood Music Educator, Levine Music
Program Graduation: BM, ALP Certificate 2015
Musical Studies: Music Teaching & Learning, Percussion
Musical Specialties: Education, Large Ensemble
Non-Musical Specialties: Leadership, Social Justice
Quote: “Through the Arts Leadership Program at Eastman, Emily held two internships in Music Therapy. She served as a Music Therapy Intern at the National Children’s Medical Center (Children’s Hospital) in Washington, D.C. where she worked with patients in the emergency room, dialysis unit, pain clinic, blood clinic, NICU, and oncology unit. She also worked as a Music Therapy Intern at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, New York. At Hochstein, Emily taught adaptive percussion lessons for music therapy clients with autism, intellectual disabilities, and physical disabilities. To this day, Emily volunteers as a “bandaide” for the interPLAY Orchestra, a band for adults with and without cognitive/physical disabilities at Strathmore Music Center in Maryland and credits her time in the Arts Leadership program as a vital part of her education at Eastman.”


Emily Park is a dedicated performer and music educator. Emily has performed in venues including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater, and the main stage at the Percussive Arts Society’s International Conference. She played timpani for the world premiere of the House of Cards Symphony. Emily performed as principal percussionist and timpanist of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and the Eastman Philharmonia. She worked in the early childhood music department at the Eastman Community Music School. Emily is the Director of Instrumental Music at Maret School. She has also served as an early childhood music educator at Levine Music in Washington, DC for the past six years. Emily volunteers with a band for adults with cognitive/physical disabilities as their percussion coach and “bandaide” in rehearsals. Last year, Emily married her high school sweetheart in a small COVID wedding.