Organist and harpsichordist Emily Solomon is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Sacred Music at the University of Michigan. In 2017, Emily completed dual Master of Music degrees in Sacred Music and Early Keyboard Instruments at the University of Michigan.
Emily is the Executive Director for the Academy of Early Music in Ann Arbor and Cantor of Zion Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Detroit. In May 2018, Emily was invited to perform on the Nordic Historical Keyboard Festival in Kuopio, Finland. She also toured Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic as the organist for the Concordia University Ann Arbor choir in May 2017. Emily was named as one of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2019, an award that recognizes young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance, organ and harpsichord building, carillon, and church music.
In 2014, she completed a Master of Arts in Music Research at Western Michigan University with a thesis on Johann Walther’s Geistliches Gesangbüchlein. While at WMU, Emily received the School of Music’s Graduate Award for Excellence in Leadership/Service, was inducted to Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Alpha Theta honor societies, and was appointed as the School of Music Tutor.
Emily’s paintings and photography are frequently on display in various exhibits at the Downriver Council for the Arts in Wyandotte, Michigan, where she has received multiple honorable mentions for her work. During the summer of 2019, she was the featured artist for the Downriver Council for the Arts’s Satellite Gallery in Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital. Her work has also appeared at Western Michigan University in a Lee Honors College exhibit, Parallel Perspectives (2010). She enjoys capturing a wide range of subjects, but is particularly drawn to the beauty of maritime life in Michigan and is a longtime member of the American Society of Marine Artists.
A proud Michigan native, Emily is a Certified Tourism Ambassador™ for Washtenaw County and serves on the board of the Soo Locks Visitors Association in the Upper Peninsula. During her spare time, Emily enjoys volunteering as an Airport Ambassador at Detroit Metro Airport.