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Meet Our Instructors 
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Emily Herivel

Musical Director

Emily is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University where she studied vocal and instrumental music, music education, and ethnomusicology, earning her BA in Vocal Performance. Ms. Herivel has been honored to perform as both a soloist and ensemble member with the Choir of the West, PLU Opera, PLU Choral Union, Cora Voce, Bellevue Opera, City Opera Ballet, The Dickens Carolers, Washington State Choristers Guild, and Choral Arts Northwest. Currently, she is Artistic Director of the Snohomish County Youth Chorus, a member of the Epiphany Parish Schola choir, and teaches private lessons in voice, trumpet, and piano. Ms. Herivel has been teaching music professionally since 2006. 

Emily's Philosophy 


I believe every person is born with the joy of music inside them.  Whether or not an individual thinks of themself  as "talented" is irrelevant: as the old proverb goes, "if you can talk, you can sing: if you can walk, you can dance".  I strive to work with each student's unique gifts and talents to help them grow and learn and achieve their full potential as a musician. It is my hope that my students will learn not only to make music confidently and proficiently, but to tap into that inner joy that feeds creativity and self-expression. I encourage everyone to make a joyful noise! 

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