Emma Wood


B.M. Brigham Young University

M.M. Viola Performance, Louisiana State University

Teaching/Performance Bio

Born and raised in Idaho, Emma Wood has always had a love for music. While practicing as a child, her dad often asked her to “astonish him!”, a goal she is still happily striving to fulfill. Emma received her Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University with Claudine Bigelow. She received a Master of Music degree at Louisiana State University as a graduate fellow under Kimberly Sparr. An avid performer, Emma has been a section violist with the Lubbock Symphony and is currently principal violist of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. Her studies and performances have led her to work with musicians such as Lynn Harrell, David Dalton, Yizhak Schotten, James Dunham, and Mark Holloway. Emma has received numerous grants, including a 2021 grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts to present a concert of viola and oboe chamber music. Currently, Emma maintains a private home studio and serves on the board of the New Hampshire String Teacher Association. Emma enjoys teaching all ages and is dedicated to providing her students with thoughtful, expert instruction. She has a fondness for early Twentieth Century repertoire and resides in Nashua with her family and cats Jack and Lulu.