Emily Holt Crocker
4/30, 5/1 & 5/2
Emily Holt Crocker taught public school music at all levels for 15 years in Texas. In 1989, she was hired by Hal Leonard, the largest publisher of choral and classroom publications in the world, becoming Vice President of Choral Publications in 2000, and retiring in 2017 after 29 years. In 1994 she founded the Milwaukee Children's Choir and was artistic director of the group until 2009. While under her leadership, the choir grew from 35 members to over 400 and received acclaim for performances with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the American Choral Directors Association, and internationally at festivals around the world. As a composer, Ms. Crocker's works have been performed around the world and she has received ASCAP awards for concert music since 1986.