English-American performer and composer Emi Ferguson stretches the boundaries of what is expected of modern-day musicians. Trained at Juilliard as a flutist, she can be heard live in concerts and festivals around the world as well as at home in New York, where she plays as a member of the New York New Music Ensemble, NYBI, Argento Ensemble, and New Vintage Baroque. She has spoken and performed at several TEDx events and has been featured on media outlets including the Discovery Channel and TouchPress apps talking about how music relates to our world today.
Ferguson can be heard on many recordings, including her latest project, a cross-genre “Baroque-pop” album that takes 16th/17th-century French texts and motifs and spins them into 21st-century indie-pop songs.
Ferguson teaches Ear Training in the Evening and Pre-College divisions, and has taught on the faculty of the University of Buffalo. She received her BM in flute performance with scholastic distinction, MM in flute performance, and MM in historical performance, all from Juilliard.
Born in Japan and raised in London and Boston, she resides in New York City.