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Meet our Guest Artists: 

Amy Lee, piano

Emma Terrell, percussion


Ensemble Lyrae is excited to welcome Amy Lee, piano and Emma Terrell, percussion to our upcoming Still WE Rise: Changing HERstory performances!

     Pianist AMY LEE is a multi-faceted musician, passionate about collaboration, chamber music, and education. Her repertoire ranges from Johann Sebastian Bach to Donald Martino; she enjoys performing unique programs, exploring new works and working with composers. She has performed throughout the Northeast and abroad, with recent solo appearances at the Gardner Museum, New England Conservatory, the Rosecliff Mansion, Brevard Music Center, and chamber music concerts in New York, the UK, and Hong Kong. She has collaborated with members of the Johnson String Quartet, A Far Cry, the Boston New Music Initiative, and recently performed with The Irish Tenors, MetWinds Symphony, Philharmonic Society of Arlington, and Symphony NH.
     Amy is a graduate of the Longy School of Music, where she studied with Randall
Hodgkinson. She was a Finalist in the 2009 Longy Honors Competition, with her
performance of Three Visions by William Grant Still. In 2011, she performed Mozart’s
Piano Concerto in d minor with the Longy Chamber Orchestra, self-conducted from the
     Amy was previously on the faculty at the Indian Hill Music School, where she served as the co-chair of the Piano Department. She was also a chairman on the board of the
Massachusetts Music Teachers Association from 2012 to 2018. Aside from being a musician, she also enjoys photography, baking, Third-wave coffee, learning the cello, and playing with her dog.

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     Emma Terrell, a percussionist and music educator from San Antonio, Texas, is passionate about using music to drive social change and foster cross-cultural collaboration. Her unique musical style blends Mexican, Tejano, and other Latinx traditions with jazz, funk, and lofi, utilizing unconventional instrumentation and electronics to create dynamic experiences for diverse audiences.

     With a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s in Percussion Performance from Rice University, Emma is committed to providing culturally-responsive and equitable musical experiences globally. She has led masterclasses in community-based music education organizations worldwide, including Musicians Without Borders in Rwanda, the Central American Percussion Festival at Fundación Danilo Pérez in Panamá, and El Sistema San Salvador with MusAid in El Salvador.

     Currently based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Emma maintains an active freelance schedule performing throughout New England with various chamber groups.

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