Emma Rose Lynn is a versatile musician in demand for repertoire that spans the medieval to modern periods. She has a deep love of chamber music, and has been profiled by both the Seattle Times and the Eugene Weekly for her entrepreneurial approach in making art song readily accessible to modern audiences. Building community through music is one of her driving passions in life, and she seeks to build bridges and bring people together in celebration of live music.
As an academic, her most recent work investigates the intersection of contemporary feminist discourse and Historical Performance Practice. She finds great joy in ensemble singing. In 2018, she appeared alongside Seraphic Fire at the Professional Choral institute at Aspen Music Festival and was selected to sing the Pie Jesu in the Fauré Requiem for conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley at the inaugural concert of this historic collaboration. She is a member of the polyphonic Renaissance ensemble Vox Resonat, and sang at the 2017 World Symposium on Choral Music under director Sharon J. Paul, and has appeared with both Brevitas and Big Mouth Society.
Equally at home as a soloist, 2018 has held solo recital debuts with Baroque ensemble More Maiorum and the Jefferson Baroque Orchestra, as well as a multi-state concert tour of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin with Spire Duo. In 2017 she debuted at the Oregon Bach Festival as The Shepherdess in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis, portrayed Amore Celeste in the American premiere of G. B. Bononcini’s La Maddalena ai Piedi di Christo, and brought to life the Oldest Daughter in the world premiere of Anice Thigpen’s Woman of Salt. Roles in previous seasons included Euridice (Gluck), Salome (Stradella), and Ännchen (Weber). Emma also loves teaching, and runs a private voice studio based in Eugene, Oregon.
A sensitive and thoughtful musician, Andrew Pham currently resides in Eugene, Oregon, where he freelances as an accompanist and teaches piano independently. At the University of Oregon, he performs as an accompanist for both music majors and non majors in the School of Music and Dance, accompanies for UO Ballet, and has accompanied for UO Theater productions. He also serves as the second pianist and assistant to the conductor for Cascadia Chamber Opera, which recently premiered "Tango of the White Gardenias," a commissioned opera by composer Ethan Gans-Morse.
In 2017, he served as coach and repetiteur for "The Banshee," a chamber opera by local up and coming composer Daniel Daly. He is an avid choir accompanist, regularly working with the choirs of First Baptist Church of Eugene and South Eugene High School. In recent years, he has also worked with a number of local organizations including the Oregon Bach Festival, the Oregon Composers Forum, Oregon Mozart Players, Eugene Opera, the Shedd Institute Theatricals and more.
In 2013, he was awarded a two year fellowship at the University of Oregon as a Graduate Teaching Fellow, accompanying vocal and instrumental studios as well as the University of Oregon Opera Ensemble. In past summers, he has also played at festivals both internationally and in country including Opera Nova Costa Rica, Astoria Music Festival, Bay View Festival, Interlochen Arts Camp, Luray Opera Theater, James Madison University's Opera and Lieder program in Freiberg, Germany, Staunton Music Festival, Masterworks Music Festival, and Brevard Music Festival, He studied at the University of Oregon (M.M. Collaborative Piano), Indiana University (M.M. Piano Performance), and James Madison University (B.M. Piano Performance and Music Composition). Andrew is excited for Spire Duo's second season tour.