Early Musical Experience
Emily Hall’s music experience began at a young age with the piano. Though piano has always remained a constant, she ventured into the percussion in high school and fell in love. She also plays the flute.
College Education and Experience
Emily attended the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, where she studied percussion with Dr. Marcus Reddick and earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Percussion Performance. She continued with her piano studies throughout college as well. While at Mercer, Emily played percussion in the University Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble, and even played drum set in the Jazz Combo. She also played in several ensembles for the University choirs, operas, musicals, and various other productions.
Within the Macon community, Emily has played with a wide variety of groups and ensembles, ranging from the church band and orchestra, to local country/rock groups, to the pit orchestras for the local theaters. Her favorite musical experiences are those in which she gets to collaborate with other musicians or artists, such as musicals, operas, and ballets. During the summer of 2010, she attended the NYU Broadway Percussion Seminar/Summit. While there, she got to participate in master classes with several Broadway percussionists and even got to sit in the pit during a Broadway show. She also got to see first hand what it is like to record in the studio for movies, TV shows, and commercials. This experience inspired her to seriously pursue different collaborative musical opportunities.
Emily has played drum set for Fabrefaction Theatre Company in Atlanta, and she frequently plays drums and percussion for Theatre Macon’s musical productions.
Emily maintains a teaching studio of drum, percussion, and piano students. She is also the General Manager and Percussion Director for the Macon Youth Orchestra, plays drums at High Point Church, and is the percussion instructor at Academy for Classical Education and First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, GA. She will be joining the faculty at Wesleyan College in the fall, teaching a percussion ensemble class.