EMILY KIDDER (rehearsal pianist) is a Eugene native and began formal piano lessons at age 3 while also studying dance. She was an ensemble member in EFMT’s production of The Music Man and Princess Ying Yaowalak/Topsy in The King And I. Emily was a Piano Performance major at the UO and graduated in Communication and Music from Corban University. She recently graduated with her MBA in Music Business from Southern New Hampshire University and Berklee College of Music.
This is Emily’s 10th Season as Rehearsal and Orchestra Pianist for SHEDD THEATRICALS, (favorites including On the Town, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Gypsy, and Guys And Dolls). A career highlight was performing at the Hult Center in the core orchestra as a keyboardist for the National Tour of Wicked. Currently, Emily is the events and studio manager at a Clay Space ceramic arts studio and serves on the music faculty at Bushnell University, where she is an accompanist for vocal and instrumental studios, choral groups, and teaches Survey of Music Business.