EMILY MULLER studied viola with Francis Tursi at the Eastman School of Music and with Max Aronoff and the Curtis String Quartet in Philadelphia, where she earned her Bachelor of Music at the New School of Music. Additional studies include those with Lillian Fuchs at the Aspen Music Festival, and with Josef Gingold, Richard, Leslie Parnas, and Toby Appel. She was Principal Viola in the New York String Seminar Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center under Jaime Laredo, and performed Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 1 on WQXR with other principal players from that ensemble.
An active freelance musician, Emily has been a member of the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Orchestra 2001, Delaware Symphony, and the Philly Pops, in addition to performing with the Philadelphia Opera Company, Delaware Opera Company, and the symphony orchestras of Reading, Allentown, Lancaster, and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, among others. Currently on the faculty of the Westminster Conservatory, she also maintains a private teaching studio and remains active in playing string quartet repertoire.
Having benefited from a very good public school music program and active musical community, her performances with Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman, Maureen Forester, Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Pavarotti, Victor Borge, Joel Grey, and Liza Minelli, among others, have been highlights in a life filled with rich musical experiences, including the privilege of being a member of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra for many years.