An accomplished musician and educator, Emily Ballentine Erb is currently studying organ performance and sacred music at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Erb has served as Co-Director of Music at Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan and Director of Music Ministries at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Conshohocken, PA.
After earning her Master of Arts in music education from Columbia University’s Teachers College, Erb taught music at several private and independent schools, including starting the Geneva School of Manhattan’s choral program and directing the handbell program at The Baldwin School.
Before her time in the graduate studio of Janette Fishell at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Erb studied under Eric Ruple and Gabriel Dobner as a piano performance major at James Madison University and was an active collaborative pianist in the woodwind and voice studio. Her previous organ teachers include Thomas Marshall, Christine Clewell, and Michael Krentz. She has participated in master classes with John-Paul Sevilla and Damin Spritzer, and has been active in music theater circles, including accompanying Rupert Holmes.