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Emily Haviland Baker and Friends, Presented by notloB Music

Posted on the 02 May 2016 by Notlobmusic @notlobmusic
Emily Haviland Baker and Friends, Presented by notloB Music
As with all of notloB's 4th Wednesday concerts at the Armory, admission is free, donation ($5-10pp) is appreciated. Reservations can be made here.
  • Emily Haviland Baker is a locally-grown, up-and-coming performer & music therapist in the Greater-Boston area. She was raised in the Essex County in Massachusetts, and was born into a family of musicians. With her parent's being a classical pianist and a classical trumpet-player, and her Aunt being a professional violinist in New York City, Emily also chose to play the violin at the age of five. She started with the Suzuki method and moved onto a more vigorous path of studying viola at New England Conservatory Preparatory School from 2002 - 2006. There she studied with Gillian Rogel in her final year, and was in Benjamin Zander's Youth Philharmonic Orchestra for her last two. (Some of her other accomplishments during this time: In 2005, Emily received first chair in Massachusetts All-States Orchestra, and also went on a 3 week-long tour of Brazil and Venezuela in 2005 with NEC's YPO.) Emily studied classical viola for one final year in from 2006-2007 with New England Conservatory's James Buswell. 
  • Emily Haviland Baker and Friends, Presented by notloB Music
    After a life-evaluation at the age of 18, Emily decided to step away from music and two years later, entered the corporate-world in an administrative role. Her final two and-a-half years were served as the Administrative Assistant to the SVP of Product at Sperry, a men's & women's footwear brand. Another life evaluation was due after year five in the corporate-gig, which is when Emily decided to return to music, newly inspired by the folk and bluegrass scene. After receiving a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and shortly after becoming a full-time student again, she realized that not only was performing in her future, but so was serving her community, and that would be through the channel of music therapy. 
    Now, Emily is in her fifth semester at Berklee College of Music, dual-majoring in Music Therapy & Violin Performance with a Minor in American Roots Studies. There, she is studying with famous performers like Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Matt Glaser, Joe Walsh, Dr. David Wallace, Dave Hollander, Tony Trischka, and Casey Driessen. Emily has performed at an array of different venues, ranging from halls such as New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall and Boston's infamous Symphony Hall, to venues like the Cantab Lounge & Club Passim in Cambridge, MA, and The Red Room in Boston. Emily's expected graduation date is May 2017 and hopes to receive her MT-BC license later that year.
    You can arrive as early as 6pm to enjoy the cafe's offerings, which include sandwiches/wraps, salads, coffee, teas and pastries as well as beer and wine.
    Free parking in the back lot, on street (mind the signage) and two satellite lots.
    MBTA: Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square which is on the MBTA Red Line, or take either the 88 or 90 bus from Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell Street stop. You can also get there from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) via the 90 bus. Get off at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.
    Bicycle: The Armory is four blocks from the Somerville Community Path.
    Handicap accessible.


    Since 2007, notloB Music has presented close to 200 folk, old-time, bluegrass, progressive string band, world and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area.
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