2021 RECIPIENTS

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Emilyrose Ristine

Esther Boyer College of Music, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Emilyrose Ristine is currently pursuing a Master's degree at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. She is a Percussion Performance major. In 2019, she completed her undergraduate degree in Music Theory 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, and Temple University Performing Arts Center. She has performed with multiple orchestras in and around Philadelphia, including the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. She is passionate about music education and teaches piano lessons at Lumberton School of Music and Elite Music Academy. During her undergraduate degree, she studied piano with concert pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky and her current teachers include Temple University’s Associate Professor of Percussion Phillip O’Banion, Angela Zator-Nelson (Associate Principal Timpanist and Percussionist of the Philadelphia Orchestra) and William Wozniak (Principal Timpanist of the Delaware and Reading Symphony orchestras).