TAGGART SQUARED TO PERFORM WITH FROM THE TOP FOR THE THIRD TIME

Emma and Jacob are so excited to join From the Top and their host Peter Dugan for a wonderful evening of music via Facebook Live! Given the current situation of the pandemic, it is not possible to be able to perform for live audiences, but we are grateful that this virtual option remains possible. The link goes live on June 10th, at 6 pm EST, but also can be found after the fact on From the Top’s Facebook page. Please tune in!

EMMA ATTENDING MANNES SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Emma is so proud to announce that she will be heading out to New York City to study at the Mannes School of Music this fall!!!! She has been accepted into the studio of prestigious concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein and will be pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree, with a major in piano performance. Emma is excited to take these next musical steps into such a vibrant city as New York City!

COLLEGE UPDATE

Emma is excited to announce that she recently auditioned at several conservatories throughout the Midwest and East Coast!! As this is the next step in the conservatory application process, she was very honored to have been invited to numerous schools to audition. During the month of March, she visited and played for the faculty members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins, the Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music at U Rochester, Mannes School of Music, and the Curtis Institute!!! Emma is very proud and, as the conservatories begin making their decisions, hopes to soon announce where she will be attending next fall! Stay tuned!

EMMA APPLYING TO 11 MAJOR CONSERVATORIES

Emma is proud to announce that she has submitted college applications to 11 major conservatories, most of them on the East Coast! She is waiting to hear back results from the prescreening round and will find out soon whether she is able to visit each school for a live audition. She is pursuing a degree in piano performance and looks forward to working with the wonderful faculty, wherever she ends up. More to come soon!

COME OUT AND SEE US AT THE FAIR

Both Emma and Jacob will be performing in the semifinal round of the MN State Fair Talent Competition! Head out to the Leinie Lodge Bandshell for a night of fun entertainment and competition. Jacob will be performing the evening of August 29th, Emma on the 31st. Both will be playing Chopin Etudes. Head out to support and enjoy the fair 🙂

More information here!!!

EMMA ANNOUNCED A MN VARSITY SHOWCASE ARTIST

Emma has been announced one of MN Varsity’s five showcase artists!!! A huge thanks to everyone who voted for all their support! She will be appearing at the Showcase Concert on May 11th at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the U of M. She will be performing one of her favorites, Chopin’s Etude in C Minor, Op 25, no 12 (also called the “Ocean Etude”). Click here to listen to her original submission, and click here for tickets to this chance to hear some of the Twin Cities’ finest young musicians!

EMMA TO APPEAR ON FROM THE TOP FOR THIRD TIME

Emma is so excited to announce that she will be appearing for the third time on the nationally syndicated radio show, From The Top, under guest host Simone Dinnerstein!!! The show will be recorded and filmed at Texas State University in San Marco, Texas, in conjunction with the Texas State Int’l Piano Fesitval, into which Emma was also accepted. It will be recorded in the first week of June and will be aired on National Public Radio shortly thereafter. She will be playing the Liebestraum No 3 in A flat major by Franz Liszt. Stay tuned for updates!

EMMA TO PERFORM WITH MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA

Emma is excited to announce a full week of concerts next week! She will be appearing alongside the Minnesota Orchestra in Minneapolis’ beautiful Orchestra Hall, performing the Third Movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto. She is proud to have received this opportunity from the Young People’s Symphony Concert Association Concerto Competition, in which she was awarded first prize. Tickets for these exciting performances can be purchased here for the weekdays and here for the weekend!

EMMA ACCEPTED TO MAJOR FESTIVALS

Emma will be heading off this summer to a few prestigious piano festivals around the United States! During the first week of June, she will be at Texas State University attending the Texas State Int’l Piano Festival, which includes lessons and masterclasses with faculty from around the country. Emma is proud to have been chosen from among a talented and diverse pool of high school, college, and graduate level musicians from around the world.

Following TSIPF, she will be heading out to Bowdoin, Maine, to attend the three-week long Bowdoin International Music Festival. There, she will be studying with Juilliard faculty member Matti Raekallio, as well as working and performing with chamber music groups.

One of 24 pianists through age 28, Emma was also accepted to PianoTexas Int’l Academy and Festival (formerly the Van Cliburn Piano Festival). She was awarded a full-ride scholarship!!