Department(s): Clarinet, Euphonium/Baritone, Flute, French Horn, Piano, Trumpet/Cornet, Tuba
Dr. Emily McGinnis is a passionate musician and teacher. She has been a private lesson instructor since 2002, and is also a music professor, band clinician, and freelance performer in the Houston metro. McGinnis performs locally with the Houston Brass Band and competes nationally and internationally with the award-winning Fountain City Brass Band of Kansas City. She has previously been a member of the music education faculty at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, the assistant director of the Roeland Park (KS) New Horizons Band, and a school band director in Kansas and Illinois. McGinnis enjoys engaging with ALL music students. Her studio has included of a wide range of ages (4 - 73 year olds!), instruments, and abilities. New to Houston, she is excited to connect with Houston’s younger musicians in her role as the Director of Youth and Outreach Activities for the Houston Brass Band, and also hopes to work with Houston’s adult musicians by starting a New Horizons Band (typically ages 50+) within the loop. McGinnis has received numerous grants for her research in undergraduate music education curriculum, life-long music making, and experiences of women brass players, resulting in publications and presentations at regional, national, and international levels. She earned PhD and MME degrees from the University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory, and a B.A. degree from Luther College in Decorah, IA.