Emily Dubois is a young musician with no shortage of musical ambition. Born and raised in a musical household in Langbank, Saskatchewan, she fell in love with the fiddle and Canadian fiddle music as a young child. She grew up attending the Kenosee Lake Kitchen Party fiddle camp where she learned many styles of fiddling from a multitude of famous Canadian musicians. Over the last five years, the camp and the connections made there helped create a love of performance, collaboration, and teaching herself to youth the rich Canadian tradition of fiddling. It was here she also began musical tuitilage under Ivonne Hernandez, and later became a member of Ivonne’s local youth group Coastline. After graduating high school, Emily’s musical passion brought her from small-town Saskatchewan out to Victoria to become a full-time member of Coastline while pursuing post-secondary education.
She attended the Victoria Conservatory (VCM) for contemporary music performance under the instruction of Daniel Lapp. That following summer she had had her first experience competing at the Canadian Grand Masters’ Fiddling Competition in Abbotsford. In spring of 2020 she was the first ever contemporary performer to solo at 2020 Spark to Flame Concert at the Alix Goolden Hall at the VCM. Throughout the pandemic, Emily continued to teach virtually through Long & McQuade to a studio of 20 students. In September 2020 she took on the roll as President of the Victoria Fiddle Society (VFS), and has hosted a virtual jam for VFS members almost every month.
Currently, Emily is teaching as faculty at the VCM through the teaching Mentorship program under Daniel Lapp. When she is not teaching, she is completing her advanced certificate of Arts and Entertainment Management virtually through Capilano University. She is eager to continue sharing her love of music and to continue growing as a musician in the future.”
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