About Emily Acri

Emily began playing violin at age 7, and this introduced her to numerous teachers around the country. Last spring, she completed a Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) at the University of Washington. Soon thereafter, she moved to the Roaring Fork Valley to work as a musical mentor and teaching artist with ArtistYear. In our Helping Hands column, she reflects on her work in the classroom during COVID and how ArtistYear supports student-growth in art as well as all other academic subjects.