Emilie Rose has been deeply immersed in the Scottish Fiddling tradition since the age of nine. Raised in Northern California, she grew up attending various fiddle camps and flourished with guidance and inspiration from instructors. Emilie currently studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where her love for everything fiddle is nurtured by world class fiddle professors such as Bruce Molsky, Natalie Haas, and Darol Anger. She regularly performs live, teaches private fiddle lessons, composes original contemporary fiddle tunes, and leads Celtic pub sessions in the Boston area.
Emilie often lovingly claims that she was “doomed to play the fiddle from the start”. She attributes this to being raised in Nevada City California, a small, thriving, musical, and artistic community. Nevada City School of the Arts boasts a strong traditional music program featuring fiddle classes for 3rd-8th graders where she learned her music entirely by ear. Through the school she was quickly made aware of Alasdair Fraser’s Sierra Fiddle Camp, an all ages, week long, music learning, and fiddle enthusiast camp.
Teaching music has been a passion of Emilie’s that she’s explored from a young age. She began teaching workshops and private lessons to members of The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers as a teenager and continued to teach in her hometown during her gap year before college. Emilie acted regularly as a substitute teacher at Nevada City School of the Arts where she instructed five fiddle classes a day to grades 3-8. She also offered private lessons to adult students specializing in Bluegrass, Oldtime, Scottish, Irish, Scandinavian and contemporary fiddle genres.
Emilie aspires to continue teaching, performing and composing. She is due to graduate Berklee College of Music in the Spring of 2020 with a Bachelor's Degree in Violin Performance.