Emily Schroeder is a horn player originally from Indiana. They are currently an active freelancer in Colorado and is a substitute with the Fort Collins Symphony. Emily is also an associate member with the Chicago Civic Orchestra. Emily received a Bachelor of Music Education from Ball State University in 2019 and a Master of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. Emily has studied with Gene Berger, Marian Hesse, Susan Fritts, and Lauren Varley, and currently studies with John McGuire. While at Ball State, Emily co-founded the Deaf Cat Horn Quartet, who competed and presented a lecture recital at the 51 st International Horn Symposium in Gent, Belgium. While at the University of Northern Colorado, Emily served as a graduate teaching assistant and played in the Rocky Mountain Brass Quintet. Emily has participated in many competitions and won the Angie Southard Chamber Music Competition at UNC in 2022 with the Rocky Mountain Brass Quintet. They were the winner of the Susan Slaughter Solo Competition, Horn Category 2 at the 2022 International Women’s Brass Conference. Emily also was the runner-up of the Frizelle High Horn Excerpt Competition at the 51 st International Horn Symposium as well as the Marie Speziale Orchestral Excerpt Competition at IWBC in 2022.