Emilyrose Ristine is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Percussion Performance at Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory with a concentration in Piano Performance. She enjoys an active freelance performing and teaching career.
She currently teaches at the Lumberton School of Music and Elite Music Academy and has performed with the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed and recorded several albums with The
Philadelphia Percussion + Piano Project, a chamber music ensemble which seeks to underscore the variety and depth of the chamber percussion and piano repertoire. Miss Ristine contributes both
percussion and piano appearances on a number of their
recent chamber music albums and recordings, including No Strings Attached, Radiant Outbursts: (In)Human Progress, and Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians.
During her collegiate career, she has frequently performed in Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. Her primary teachers have included pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky, percussionists Phillip O’Banion, Angela Zator-Nelson, and William Wozniak, jazz vibraphonist Tony Miceli, and Latin percussion specialist Rolando Morales-Matos. As a native of Philadelphia, Miss. Ristine attended Settlement Music School, where she studied piano with Dolly Krasnopolsky and music theory with Vasiliy Kifyak, and The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, where she was taught by Jeffrey Loda, Ryan Roemer, and Jason Chuong.