About Emily Grandmaison
Get to know Emily Grandmaison
Emily is a native of Baltimore, MD where she started singing in church choir at age 4. Her mom taught her where Middle C was on the piano and what it looked like on paper. Later, in 1984, her family moved to Rheems, PA. She continued singing in church choirs and in 5th grade, joined the elementary school band on clarinet. She was a natural! Her parents had to ask to stop practicing so she could do her homework. In middle school, she participated in band, choir, drama club and show choir. It was in Middle School 7th grade Language Arts class that Emily felt the calling to become a music teacher. She gave her first private trumpet lesson to her friend in 10th grade High School gave her more musical opportunities: color guard, concert band, jazz band, marching band, concert choir, show choir, spring musicals, backstage club, LLMEA County Band and PMEA District 7 Symphonic Band. During the summers, she preformed with The Elizabethtown Music Association' s Summer Musicals. These were open-auditioned public performances of classic musical theater.
At Lancaster Bible College, Emily participated in: The Conestogans Touring Choir, Wind Ensemble, Handbells, TAPESTRY Theater Ensemble, The Choraleers (small, off-campus touring choir), Box Office Manager, and Spring Musicales. She continued singing with church and community choirs throughout her high school and college years.
After college, Emily was involved with a number of community music ensembles: The Elizabethtown College/Community Symphony, Lancaster Bible College/Community Orchestra, The Austin (TX) Civic Chorus, The Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, The Amarillo College/Community Band, Amarillo Wind Ensemble and Saint Stephen United Methodist Church Celebration Singers.