Emma Rose Lynn is a versatile vocalist in demand as a performer and teacher of repertoire spanning the medieval to modern periods. She has a deep love of chamber music, and has been profiled by both the Seattle Times and the Eugene Weekly for her entrepreneurial approach in making Art Song readily accessible to modern audiences.
Building community through music is one of her driving passions in life; she seeks to build bridges and bring people together in celebration of live music in through teaching, song-leading, skill building, and empowerment work with singers of all levels within The Empowered Voice community.
Emma is a student of The Alexander Technique, and her work as an activist in the realms of racial and eco-justice informs the way she approaches and invites singers into a loving, compassionate, and trauma-informed relationship with the resilient bodies that house our unique voices and stories.
Emma maintains an active performance career as a freelance soprano.
Her ensemble Spire Duo (www.spireduo.com) with pianist Andrew T. Pham has been celebrated for bringing innovative Art Song programs to audiences all over the Pacific Northwest. She also perform original compositions and chamber duets with Opus Moderandi, a voice and cello partnership with her husband, cellist Alex Abrams.
Emma finds her greatest joy in professional ensemble singing. In 2018, she appeared alongside Seraphic Fire at the Professional Choral institute at Aspen Music Festival and was selected to sing the Pie Jesu in the Fauré Requiem for conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley at the inaugural concert of this historic collaboration. She was a member of the polyphonic Renaissance ensemble Vox Resonat, and sang at the 2017 World Symposium on Choral Music under director Sharon J. Paul.
Equally at home as a soloist, the last few years have held solo debuts with the The Oregon Bach Festival, Seattle Art Song Society, Big Mouth Society, Orchestra NEXT, The Oregon Bach Collegium, The Musicking Conference and the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, as well as a multi-state concert tour of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin and the original program Her Light Escape with Spire Duo. Roles in previous seasons have included Josephine (Gilbert and Sullivan), Oldest Daughter (Thigpen), Amore Celeste (Bononcini), Euridice (Gluck), Salome (Stradella), and Ännchen (Weber).
Her most recent academic work investigates the intersection of contemporary feminist discourse and Historical Performance Practice. Her paper entitled "Harvey Weinstein and the Beautiful Miller's Daughter" received rave reviews at the 2018 Musicking Conference for its incisive examination of the way the stories we tell in classical music reflect and perpetuate sexist tropes into the modern era.