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Official Resume and Bio for Emily Palen

Professional Violinist, Violin and Piano Teacher

Emily Palen, a professional violinist, pianist and composer has led a career as a solo performer, recording artist and composer.

From Midland, MI, Emily began to study classical violin at the age of

4 and piano at 5. Her violin teachers were Lyman Bodman, Michael Avsharian (a student himself of Ivan Galamian) and Paul Kantor, violin professor at the University of Michigan School of Music.

She released her first solo violin improv album “Glass ~ Live at Grace Cathedral” in 2012 and her second improv album “Creation” a year later. Emily founded her own musical group, KnightressM1 in 2012 and released the debut album, recorded at the Foo Fighter home studio ~ Studio 606 in September of 2020.

Violin and Piano Teacher at Self-Employed, San Francisco

January 2010 — Present

• Maintains a full studio of private violin and piano students.

• Focus on a well-rounded approach including Suzuki and Traditional methods as well as music theory, original composition and improvisation.

•Teaches improvisation, music composition and music production to students beginning at a young age. Specializes in cultivating each student's unique talent and musical voice.

Employment History

Recording Artist at Independent Artist, San Francisco

January 2006 — Present

• Composed original music for her own solo violin albums.

• Performed as a soloist and member of professional musical ensembles.

• Composed and recorded string arrangements for professional recordings.

• Cultivated a professional career as a solo artist and musical leader of her own group, handling all matters such as press, social media

content, videos and publishing.

• Produced, recorded and released a full length album to worldwide acclaim, fostering an international audience.

• Full-time violin and piano teacher.


Violin Performance Degree, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

September 1996 — May 1998

Violin Performance Major studying with violin professor Paul Kantor.

Music Performance and Creative Writing, SFSU, San Francisco

September 2000 — May 2004

Violin Performance Major



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