Emily Dobmeier is a clarinetist and educator, currently teaching private clarinet instruction at the Eastman Community Music School and serving as Principal Clarinetist in the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. In addition to her teaching and performing career, Emily combines her love for music and the outdoors as the Program Director at Luzerne Music Center, a summer music festival for middle and high school aged students in the Adirondacks.
Through diverse teaching experiences, Emily’s approach to the clarinet has been shaped by working with students from all around the world. While in Rochester, she has taught adult learners through New Horizons, collegiate students through the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester, as well as elementary, middle, and high school students in private instruction and engagement at area schools. Previously, her work with youth extended into the public schools, having served as the clarinet, saxophone, and oboe instructor for the DePaul University Community Music Division in conjunction with the Chicago Public School System.
As a clarinetist, Emily has appeared as a featured performer with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, at Midwest ClariFest in Lincoln, Nebraska and in Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s Summer Music Series in Twin Lake, Michigan. In recent years, she attended Madeline Island’s Chamber Music for Winds in La Pointe, Wisconsin, performed with the Oistrakh Symphony in Chicago, and participated in numerous pit orchestras and chamber ensembles in Chicago and the Central New York Region.
Pursuing her doctoral degree in Clarinet Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, she obtained her master’s degree at DePaul University and bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Clarinet Performance from Ithaca College. Primary teachers have included Richard Faria, Kenneth Grant, Jon Manasse, and Stephen Williamson.