Emily Michielutti is a composer, pianist, and educator who recently relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Chicago. Over the last five years, her compositions have been performed by Chicago’s elite New Music ensembles. Notably, Fulcrum Point New Music Project selected three of her works to be performed during their Discovery Series in the 2016-2017 season. In April of 2018, she released an EP “Hear Me Out” on all major streaming services. Her current project is a full collaborative album she hopes to release by the end of 2019. Emily’s compositional style is always evolving. She strives to find beauty experimenting with extended techniques using acoustic instrumentation and a digital approach to sound.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Emily began her professional music career at an early age singing for the Michigan Opera Theater Children’s Chorus from 2008-2011. Emily holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and Piano Performance from Columbia College Chicago where she studied piano under Bette Coulson and composition under Drew Baker. Emily joined Columbia College as a Teaching Assistant in 2014 and became a Teaching Artist at Columbia College Sherwood in 2016. She also spearheaded the growth of South Loop Piano Lessons, a local Chicago piano school, as a teacher and administrator since 2014.
Emily loves to share her joy for music with students of all ages. She instills the values of creativity, diligence, and curiosity in her students. She believes education is about finding one’s passion for music while achieving continuous improvement and progression. Emily hopes her students can apply the work ethic and passion from these lessons into all their future pursuits.
Emily’s performance of Arietta, Op. 12, No. 1 by Edvard Greig https://soundcloud.com/emily-michielutti/arietta-op-12-no1
Emily’s performance of one of her compositions “Up into the Silence” https://soundcloud.com/emily-michielutti/up-into-the-silence-senior-recital
Fulcrum Point New Music Project plays “l(a” for Flute, Viola, and Harp by Emily Michielutti https://soundcloud.com/emily-michielutti/la-with-fulcrum-point-new-music
To hear more of Emily’s music check out her SoundCloud page at https://soundcloud.com/emily-michielutti and follow her on major streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify