Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Emilyrose Ristine is currently a senior at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. She is a Music Theory major with a double concentration in Piano and Percussion. A native of Philadelphia, Miss. Ristine attended The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush under the instruction of Jeffrey Loda, Ryan Roemer, and percussionist Jason Chuong. She also attended Settlement Music School, studying piano with Dolly Krasnopolsky and music theory with Vasiliy Kifyak. During her last two years of high school, she was a member of the Philadelphia All-City Orchestra, performing under the batons of Don Liuzzi, Principal Timpanist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
At Boyer, Miss. Ristine is a member of the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Opera Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. Her performances have taken her frequently to the Glen Foerd Mansion, Venice Island Performing Arts Center, Temple University Performing Arts Center, and Verizon Hall, the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, at the Kimmel Center. Her current teachers include concert pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky, Temple University’s Associate Professor of Percussion Phillip O’Banion, and William Wozniak, Principal Timpanist of the Delaware and Reading Symphony orchestras.