Quoted by DMV Classical as having “a consistently lovely tone and [taking] her melodic twists and turns with stylish assurance,” Emily Tsai is currently Associate Principal Oboe of the Washington National Opera and the oboist in the internationally renowned, award-winning quintet, WindSync. Along with her position with the WNO, she is an active freelancer and educator in the DC area and is the oboist of Patagonia Winds. Other orchestras she can be found playing with are the National Philharmonic, Allentown Symphony, Maryland Lyric Opera, Washington Concert Opera, and Amadeus Orchestra, who also featured her as a soloist. Dedicated to the music education of young people, Emily has given lectures and masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music, University of Maryland, Northwestern University, New World Symphony, and the Universidad de Panamá, Panama City, Panama among many others. She is currently the Adjunct Professor of Oboe at St. Mary’s College, MD. 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).