Music Department

Emily Lau

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Composer, singer, and performance artist Emily Lau (b. 1984) fuses elements of ancient music with contemporary techniques to tell unique aural and visual stories. Through the process of music-making and sharing, she fosters social and personal conversations that inspire compassion and actions.

Critics have described her compositions as "haunting" and "emotional" (BBC), her singing as "striking" (Cleveland Classical), and the shows she has produced as "magical" and "imaginative" (BMI). Her music have been heard on network TV shows, NPR, and concert series of GRAMMY-winning ensembles. She has also toured extensively with ensembles around the globe.

Emily is the founding artistic director of The Broken Consort, co-founder of performance art troupe Disobedient Femmes, , Artistic Director of Big Mouth Society, and board member of Early Music America. She holds an M.Mus. in Early Music Performance from Longy School of Music of Bard College.