Quoted by DMV Classical as having “a consistently lovely tone and [taking] her melodic twists and turns with stylish assurance,” Emily Tsai began her musical studies at the age of four on the violin and began playing the oboe in 5th grade. She is currently the oboist in the internationally renowned, award winning quintet, WindSync. She was formerly the English Hornist in the Peoria Symphony Orchestra and the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. Locally, she is a member of the wind quintet, Patagonia Winds, and the guitar-oboe duo, Duo d’Amore, and has performed with the National Philharmonic, Allentown Symphony, Arlington Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, and the Amadeus Orchestra, who also featured her as a soloist. Emily is dedicated to the music education of young people, and has given lectures and masterclasses at the University of Maryland, Northwestern University, New World Symphony, Clemson University, and, the Universidad de Panamá, Panama City, Panama to name a few. She maintains a private studio of both violin and oboe students and is an adjunct faculty member of the Holton-Arms School and faculty member of the Washington Conservatory. Her main teachers include Richard Killmer, Mark Hill, and Malcolm Smith. BMus, Eastman School of Music (Performer’s Certificate and Chamber Music Award Recipient); BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Rochester (Magna Cum Laude); MMus, University of Maryland (Graduate Fellowship Woodwind Quintet, SIREN).