Emily Buehler is a horn player currently living in Cliffside Park, NJ. She began studying the horn in high school and quickly fell in love not only with the majesty of the instrument, but the challenge that naturally comes with the horn. Emily holds the second horn chair with the Cape Symphony and is newly on their teaching faculty. As a performer, Emily has played with orchestras including Cape Symphony, Albany Symphony, Delaware Symphony, Phoenicia Opera Festival, Princeton Symphony, The Orchestra Now, and as a one-year appointment as the second horn with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. Emily has had the amazing opportunity to play with the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. on their midwest tour along with the West Point Band in West Point, NY as a substitute musician. Emily’s favorite form of performing is through chamber music. She has been part of multiple chamber ensembles including brass quintet, woodwind quintet, and horn chamber ensembles… most favorite being the January 2023 Cape Symphony performance of Robert Schumann’s Concert Piece for 4 Horns.
As a teacher, Emily has been on faculty with the FredBrass Festival in Fredericksburg, VA and the TideWater Brass Festival which took place at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. In addition to these residencies, she has maintained a private studio with students participating in all-state festivals, giving recitals, auditioning for programs, and composing their own music! Emily’s goal as a teacher is to help students discover how music can be part of their life- with or without the horn. At the start of the pandemic, Emily founded a lessons resource for teachers called Lessons From Lemons. This program gives access to free brass lessons to students who otherwise wouldn’t have them. Emily is also passionate about music education and outreach. She has served on committees as an organizer and advocate for music education and headed many outreach projects with The Orchestra Now (a training orchestra at Bard College). These events include brass quintet concerts at historic sites, grocery stores, senior homes, libraries, and pop-up concerts along with a brewery tour with her horn quartet. Some of Emily’s favorite concerts are the LinkUp and Young People’s Concerts with the Cape Symphony- they are so fun and inviting along with creating learning opportunities for students, parents, staff, and the Cape Symphony Musicians. Emily is currently working as the Manager of Programs and Community Engagement with the Paterson Music Project in Paterson, NJ along with being an active freelancer in and around the area.
In her free time, Emily loves roasting, brewing, drinking, and thinking about coffee…and is an avid plane and train spotter!