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wertz@lycoming.edu

Emily Wertz

Music: Part-time Instructor

Emily Wertz is a versatile singer and teacher.  Most recently, she has been a featured soloist with The Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra, Juniata College Orchestra and Choral Union, Lycoming College Chamber Choir, Essence of Joy Alumni Singers, and for the Pennsylvania American Choral Directors Association.  Ms. Wertz has performed opera roles such as Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, and Lucy in The Telephone. She has also taken part in music theatre productions, most recently playing Amalia Balash in She Loves Me.  She can be seen demonstrating music theatre vocal technique on Mary Saunders’ instructional DVD, Bel Canto/Can Belto: Teaching Woman to Sing Musical Theatre.  Ms. Wertz holds a Professional Performance Certificate, Master of Music in voice performance and pedagogy and a Bachelor of Science degree in music education, all from Penn State.  Ms. Wertz is also an active choral conductor and singer.  In 2010 she was one of two recipients of the Kegerreis Scholarship given by the American Choral Directors Association.   Prior to pursuing her master’s degree, she taught in the public schools.  Ms. Wertz is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).