Dr. Emily Isaacson
Dr. Emily Isaacson serves as the director of choral activities at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the artistic director of the Oratorio Chorale and Maine Chamber Ensemble, a symphonic chorus and professional orchestra in Maine. Considered a dynamic emerging leader, in 2015 she was awarded third place for the American Prize in Performing Arts, Choral Conducting. In 2008 Isaacson helped to start Roomful of Teeth, a Grammy-winning new vocal music ensemble, and in 2016 Isaacson joined faculty from the Juilliard School to launch the Portland Bach Festival, a professional festival celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Isaacson is known for forging a magnetic rapport with audience members and creating inspiring musical experience in both familiar and progressive formats that help listeners bridge the musical traditions of the past with the cultural gems of today. Emily lives in Portland with her husband, three-year old daughter, and one-year old son.