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Emily Hamper




"The extremely difficult piano part was perfectly realized by Emily Hamper, a very authoritative accompanist throughout the concert." (Concertonet, Paris, January 2014)



Emily Hamper has earned an excellent reputation for her exceptional skills as a vocal coach and accompanist. Engaged by opera companies and musical organizations nationally and abroad, she has collaborated with many of Canada’s most prominent singers. Emily is an alumna of the prestigious Merola Opera Program at the San Francisco Opera, and winner of the Best Collaborative Pianist prize at the Eckhardt-Grammatté Competition. Since 2014, she has been on the faculty of Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. Emily began her career on the music staff at the University of Toronto’s Opera Division, and was Music Director of Opera at Wilfrid Laurier University from 2019 - 2022. In 2015, she co-founded the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy, an élite program for aspiring singers and pianists. She now holds the position of Head Coach and Associate Chorus Master at Calgary Opera. 


Ms Hamper has been engaged by the following

companies and organisations:

L’Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
ARAM (Montreal)
The Banff Centre
CBC Radio
Calgary Opera
The Canadian Opera Company    
Canadian Vocal Arts Institute
La Chapelle Historique de Bon Pasteur
Début Atlantic
Eckhardt-Gramatte National Music Competition
Green Mountain Opera Festival
Institute for Young Dramatic Voices
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
I Musici de Montréal
National Arts Centre
Nelson Summer Songfest
Opera Atelier
L’Opéra de Montréal
Orford Festival
Overture Concerts       
Pacific Opera Victoria
Queensland Music Festival
San Francisco Opera Center
Société Radio-Canada
Soundstreams Canada
Symphonic Workshops/International Opera Workshop
Toronto Summer Music Festival
L’Université de Montréal
University of Alberta
University of Toronto
Vancouver International Song Institute       
Vermont Public Radio
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Les Violons du Roy
Washington Cultural Group
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University

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