As a performer, educator, and entrepreneur, violinist Emily Hale is passionate about collaborating and connecting with people and ideas through music. She performs regularly with ensembles in Boston and New York, including The Sebastians, Early Music New York, Emmanuel Music and Grand Harmonie. Ms. Hale has appeared with the Four Nations Ensemble, Sarasa Ensemble, the Early Opera Company on BBC Channel 4, and at the Valetta International Baroque Festival and London Handel Festival. She is the founder and musical curator of The Halfmoon, an ensemble engaging new audiences with Baroque music in creative, interdisciplinary ways that spark a sense of curiosity and adventure.
A dedicated teacher, Ms. Hale is Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Bridgewater State University and teaches privately at South Shore Conservatory, Dexter Southfield, and All Newton Music School. Over the past 17 years, she has developed violin and viola studios in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, London (UK) and most recently Boston, MA, working with students from over a dozen countries and a variety of backgrounds. Ms. Hale has coached Baroque ensembles in the Royal College of Music’s Junior Department and has been on faculty at the Elizabethtown College Summer Music Camp since 2010. Other projects include creating and directing interactive workshops that explore music in Colonial New England, and the life of the seventeenth-century child prodigy Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.
A graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, Emily completed an MPerf in Historical Performance with Distinction, winning the McKenna Prize for Baroque Music. She earned degrees in Violin Performance, with a minor in Viola, from Houghton College (BMus) and Penn State University (MMus).