Music: Part-time Instructor, Voice
Emily Wertz’s performance experience extends from opera and musical theater to oratorio work and solo recitals. A versatile singer and teacher, Wertz specializes in the performance of both classical and musical theatre repertoire.
A soprano, Wertz has performed many leading roles, including both Gretel and the Witch in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Lucy in The Telephone and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti and Amalia Balash in She Loves Me by Bock and Harnick. She has been heard as a soloist with the Essence of Joy Alumni Singers, Juniata College Choral Union, Harrower Opera Workshop, the Lycoming College Choirs, The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra and the Williamsport Chamber Choir and Orchestra.
In addition to being an active performer, Wertz serves on the voice faculty at Lycoming College and is the artistic director of the Williamsport Youth Choir. She has guest conducted middle and high school choral festivals in Centre, Clearfield and Lycoming Counties. Prior to her move to Williamsport, she taught private voice, choral music and general music in the State College, Pa. area.
She received her bachelor’s degree in music education, her master’s degree in voice performance and pedagogy and her professional performance certificate from The Pennsylvania State University.
Wertz is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Musical endeavors aside, she serves as an online health and fitness coach through Team Beachbody, helping people to live healthy and fulfilling lives. She resides in Williamsport with her husband and two young children.