Violist Emma Hey (née Hughey) received her Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her Master of Music degree as a Berneking Fellow from the University of Minnesota. As principal violist she has performed in the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Opera Workshop, and the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra. Emma has also played in the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music Winona, National Repertory Orchestra, and the AIMS festival orchestra in Graz, Austria. She was twice a resident artist at the Atlantic Music Festival, performing there in the Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra and several chamber concerts. A new music enthusiast, Emma has been a performer in the Contemporary Music Workshop at the University of Minnesota and has played with the Arcana New Music Ensemble. Her principal teachers include George Taylor, Thomas Turner, and Sabina Thatcher. She has also had the honor to play in masterclasses for Ettore Causa and Nobuko Imai, and in a chamber masterclass with the Cassatt String Quartet. Emma currently plays in the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra and Morris String Quartet. She also is a dedicated music educator, teaching violin and viola privately, at Haddonfield School of Music, and as a Teaching Artist in the Philadelphia Orchestra Association's School Ensemble Program.