Having completed a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the world-renown University of North Texas, Emily is a well-rounded and confident vocalist, composer, arranger, and educator with extensive skills and knowledge in and of jazz theory, jazz history, improvisation, research, pedagogy, and vocal physiology.  Emily currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah and is the owner, manager, and instructor at Emily Merrell Vocal Studio. Additionally, Emily is thrilled to direct the BYU Jazz Voices, and teach private voice lessons at BYU, as well.  Emily performs locally as a solo vocalist/pianist, with her modern jazz-oriented band the Emily Merrell Group, and is the lead vocalist and band-manager/booking agent for the International Musicians League affiliate, Diamond Empire Band (bookings in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana). Additionally, Emily is thrilled to be serving as State Conference Manager, and Jazz Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Utah chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Emily is known for her inextinguishable work ethic, excellent time management skills, candid professionalism and integral desire to serve and build up those around her. [LONG BIO] [CV]