Emily Buehler is a horn player currently residing in the Hudson Valley of New York. She began playing the horn as a sophomore in high school, after spending years studying the cello and piano. Ms. Buehler attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York as a student of Peter Kurau. She earned degrees in horn performance and music education and was also awarded a Performer’s Certificate from the institution. Following student teaching her senior year, Ms. Buehler continued on as the teaching assistant to the horn studio at the Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA where she studied with Lisa Bontrager and Zachary Smith. At Penn State, Ms. Buehler taught lessons to undergraduate horn players, conducted horn choir, and taught the horn methods class to music education majors. It is at Penn State where she developed her love for brass quintet playing as a member of the GradBrass Quintet, coached by Velvet Brown.
Most recently, Ms. Buehler was a member of the Orchestra Now, a training orchestra in residence at Bard College. She continued playing in the brass quintet setting with the Cobalt Brass, giving concerts at local churches, retirement homes, colleges, and historic sites. At the start of her time with the Orchestra Now, Ms. Buehler began her own teaching studio, which turned online and blossomed at the start of COVID-19. In response to the beginning of the pandemic, Ms. Buehler founded “Lessons from Lemons”, a give back to local and far away music teachers as an opportunity for their students to receive free horn lessons. Ms. Buehler is currently a freelance musician in the Hudson Valley as well as a private teacher. She holds positions as principal horn in the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra and Altoona Symphony, and recently was invited to join the Cape Symphony in Hyannis, MA as their new second horn.
Away from performing, Ms. Buehler is passionate about music administration and has worked for festivals including the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Philadelphia International Music Festival. The Hudson Valley has helped Ms. Buehler discover her love for hiking and the outdoors. When it is too cold to hike, you will most likely find her crocheting, sipping freshly home-roasted coffee, or making some music!