Emma Hospelhorn - Publicity Director

Photo: Chelsea Ross

Photo: Chelsea Ross

Emma Hospelhorn is a Chicago-based flutist, collaborator, teacher, and researcher. A passionate advocate for new music, she is a member of Ensemble Dal Niente and the New Millennium Orchestra, as well as one half of The Machine Is Neither…, a computer music collaboration with composer Ben Sutherland that pushes the boundaries of live electronics processing through sonic and gestural control (this is to say, she makes awesome sounds happen with a wave of her hand). A versatile and magnetic performer, she has also recorded and performed with a number of rock and pop groups, and maintains an active teaching studio in Chicago.

She has been featured live on numerous radio broadcasts for WBEZ and WGN 9 Chicago, and performs regularly on stages large and small throughout the United States and Europe. Emma holds degrees from Columbia University and CUNY Queens College, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2007-2009. She is a doctoral candidate in the Learning Sciences program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where her research focuses on spatial and embodied group learning in musical contexts. For a list of her recordings and publications, visit www.emmahospelhorn.com.