Emily Stearns, piano
Emily Stearns appeared on Show 167, recorded in October 2007, at age 18.
Sadly, Emily passed away in 2010. Here is her obituary. We remember and cherish her musical talents and wonderful character.
Program bio from Show 167:
Emily Stearns (piano), 18, is a senior at Butte High School in Butte, Montanta and a recipient of From the Top’s $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. Emily has won the Montana state division of Music Teachers National Association student competition three times. She has attended programs at the Idaho State University Piano Institute and the International Institute for Young Musicians in Lawrence, Kansas. Along with her piano studies, Emily enjoys her role as an accompanist as well as a singer in the choir, jazz band, and drama club at her high school. She routinely practices yoga before every performance, and is a “hard core environmentalist”, who even recycles candy wrappers.