INTERESTS: UK Choirs, Opera, Musical Theatre, French, Travel, Baking, and Cheering on the CATS!
HOMETOWN: Louisville, Kentucky
Emma Scott is a senior at the University of Kentucky, pursing degrees in Voice Performance and Choral Music Education. She is a classically trained soprano, currently studying under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Arnold and specifically interested in Opera and Golden Age Musical Theatre. She is very involved with UK Choirs, serving as a current Co-President of Chorale, Head Coach of Paws & Listen a cappella group, and Alumna Liaison/Reunion Coordinator for the Women's Choir. She is also a past Co-President and Section Leader of the Women's Choir in addition to being a past Music Librarian for all of UK Choirs. She works as a part-time office assistant at the Schmidt Vocal Arts Center on campus and also leads a children's choir twice a week at Maxwell St. Presbyterian Church. She recently was awarded 2nd place for Upper-College Musical Theatre in the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition while also placing Top 5 for Classical Junior Women. As an incoming Freshman, she was a finalist in the Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition and has since annually sung in Alltech's Celebration of Song holiday performances. Her Musical Theatre credits include Velma Von Tussle in "Hairspray" (YPAS), Singing Angel in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (FUMC) and Clerk/Houdini's Mother in "Ragtime" (UK Opera theatre) where she was also the understudy for the character of Emma Goldman. Operatic credits include her upcoming role as La Maestra Delle Novizie in "Suor Angelica" (UK Opera Theatre), Geraldine in "A Hand of Bridge" (UK Opera Theatre), Daphne's Friend in the world premier of "Bounce" (UK Opera Theatre), Yum-Yum in "The Mikado" (YPAS), Witch 2 in "Dido and Aeneas", and a chorus member in several shows including "La Traviata" and "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" at UK. She is a proud sister of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority and loves reading, exploring Lexington, traveling, and baking in her free time. Prior to her studies at UK, Emma graduated with honors from the Youth Performing Arts School/duPont Manual High School in Louisville, KY, where she was the President of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and a top-scoring student in French studies in the state of Kentucky. As a high school student, she was involved with Kentucky Opera, performing in three of their large-scale operas and serving as a Studio Artists Intern in their Student Program. She was also very active in the general performing arts community in Louisville, performing or leading any chance she could such as singing in the Louisville Youth Choir, competing in the NATS Vocal Competitions, performing in countless choir concerts and musicals at school, and teaching private voice lessons to local middle school students. Emma is very excited to be an official Ambassador for the College of Fine Arts because she is in love with all things UK and very passionate about the high quality, warm atmosphere, and outstanding faculty found in the UK Fine Arts programs. She has found her home away from home here in the College of Fine Arts and can't wait to share her experiences with visiting students!
REASON FOR BECOMING AN AMBASSADOR
As someone who is very involved in the School of Music and love my campus and program, I would love the opportunity to share information about our programs in the College of Fine Arts to rising Freshman and guide them along in this journey to experience life as a Fine Arts major at UK!