Emily Shelley, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is currently second horn of both The Wheeling Symphony in West Virginia and The Erie Philharmonic in Pennsylvania and is the horn player in Cleveland’s professional woodwind quintet, the North Coast Winds, which took 2ndplace at the 2015 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition. As a teacher, Emily has taught privately for over a decade, was the Assistant Horn Faculty at the 2015 Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Alaska and is a Co-Founder of the North Coast Winds Chamber Music Camp. In addition to her performing career she holds the position of Operations Coordinator with the baroque chamber group, Les Délices, and Orchestra Manager with the Cleveland Opera Theater.
Shelley completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in 2010 where she studied with Gabriel Radford and then moved to the United States where she completed her master’s degree at The Cleveland Institute of Music while under the tutelage of Cleveland Orchestra principal hornist Richard King and went on to receive her artist’s diploma at The Oberlin Conservatory where she is studied with Roland Pandolfi. In both Canada and the United States, Emily attended Domaine Forget, Windfest, the Banff Centre, and the Music Academy of the West summer festivals.
Cleveland Institute of Music
University of Toronto