Emily Hopkins began studying harp at the age of 8 under harpist Jeanne Fintz-Goldstein of Long Island. Emily has since participated in various orchestras such as the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, C.W. Post Orchestra,
Hunter College Symphony, and the Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra. In 2009, she performed in Carnegie Hall for the first time under the direction of Phil Preddice, and in 2012
she became a member of Music Under New York. In 2015, she graduated from Hunter College under the
instruction of harpist and composer Alyssa Reit with a double major in Music Performance and Media Studies. Emily has been featured in the New York Post, on WQXR Classical Radio,
in Kurt Boone's book Subway Beats , on CUNY TV's "Study With The Best", and on the World News Now segment for ABC News. She
has worked with singers, dancers, and composers in recording original compositions such as "A Life: Lived" and "Greenland", and she has performed for Resorts World Casino, Pop Up New York, and the Parrish Art Museum. Emily uses both her black Salvi acoustic pedal harp and her amplified blue Camac electroacoustic pedal harp for music therapy, orchestral work,
studio recordings, theatre productions, wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, church functions, and other special events.
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"Emily was the best choice we made for our wedding. She was so easy to work with, so professional and prepared, and went out of her way to make our wedding one of a kind. So many guests kept telling us how awesome she was, and we totally agree! Her music selections are so cool, and it's amazing how willing she is to learn new music and then pull it off to perfection on the day of the wedding. If you want a smooth and beautiful ceremony without any headaches, have Emily play!"
"I got Emily's name through my wedding venue and I hired her to play the harp for my ceremony and dinner reception. I was more excited about having a harpist at my wedding than anything else - it was all I could think about. To say she was amazing is an understatement. I got more compliments on her playing than anything else in my wedding. She played such a range of different songs and music, it was so beautiful. Please reach out to her for your ceremony, cocktail hour or any other event you want to add beauty and class to!"
"Emily was absolutely magnificent at our wedding! I'm so sad that I didn't get to hear ALL of her music during the hospitality hour/ pre-ceremony, but my guests are still complimenting and floating over the harp! Emily was friendly, communicated all throughout my planning and was so comforting and professional at the ceremony. Hearing her play the harp as I walked down the aisle brought tears to my eyes. Could not have found a more talented and genuinely sweet musician for ceremony!"