Emily Kerski

Emily Kerski

Associate Editor, The Clarinet

Emily Kerski is a clarinetist in The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” based in Washington, D.C. She has served the ICA in various capacities since 2016 and currently serves as associate editor of The Clarinet.

Prior to joining “Pershing’s Own,” Emily was an active freelance musician in Chicago and member of 5th Wave Collective, Noise Bias, Chicago Symphonic Winds, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She earned her Master of Music with distinction at DePaul University and her Bachelor of Music summa cum laude at Colorado State University, studying with Julie DeRoche, Larry Combs, and Wesley Ferreira. She also studied with Angela Malsbury at the Royal Academy of Music. While in London, she performed with the All Souls Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall and throughout the UK on tour.

Emily has been a faculty member of The People’s Music School, DePaul Community Music Division, and the Junior Lift Clarinet Academy. An avid contemporary musician, she performed as a Sinfonia Fellow at the 2017 soundSCAPE Composition and Performance Exchange in Maccagno, Italy, and co-founded the Modern Reeds contemporary recital series in Chicago, dedicated to the promotion and performance of chamber repertoire by emerging composers.