Emily Nagelbach

B.Mus (Laurier), M.Mus(UBC)

Emily Nagelbach, Faculty Department Head, Winds and Brass, Conservatory School of Classical Music. Emily is second flute/piccolo with the Vancouver Island Symphony and principal flute of the Palm Court Orchestra. As a freelance musician, she has performed with many orchestras, including the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra and Pacific Opera Victoria. Emily holds an AVCM from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), a B.Mus. in Performance and Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University and a M.Mus. in Performance from the University of British Columbia, studying with Amy Hamilton, Lorna McGhee and Camille Churchfield.

As a soloist and chamber musician, she has won numerous competitions, including the Vancouver Friends of Chamber Music Competition and the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. Emily has been broadcast on CBC Radio as guest principal flute with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and has recorded with the Vancouver Island Symphony (nominated for the 2020 Western Canada Music Awards) and for the Canadian Music Centre with the WLU Flute Ensemble and UBC Symphony Orchestra to critical acclaim. She is a member of the Continuum Consort, with whom she performs regularly throughout the West Coast and toured South Korea in recital.

As a teacher, Emily thoroughly enjoys teaching flute and piccolo to students of all ages and abilities. Her students are part of a vibrant and active studio, performing regularly in recital, masterclass, festivals, and exams. Most importantly, her students are encouraged to be the best musician they can be and to love the process of learning and playing their instrument.