Emily Cornelius has served as concertmaster of Heights Chamber Orchestra since 2011. An active performer in northeast Ohio, Emily is principal second violin of the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, and a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. She has served as concertmaster for the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, and as assistant concertmaster for CityMusic Cleveland. She spends her summers in Breckenridge, Colorado, performing with the Breckenridge Music Festival and climbing Colorado’s famous 14ers. She has enjoyed many solo appearances with the HCO, and has been a featured soloist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Richmond Philharmonic, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the BlueWater Chamber Orchestra, and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra. Emily is also a dedicated teacher with a large private teaching studio in Shaker Heights. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the New England Conservatory.