Evelyn Emerson received her BM and MM degrees in piano performance from Indiana University and her MA in Music Education at University of Saint Thomas. She was named a Fox Channel 9 To Teacher in 2005. Before moving to Minneapolis, she taught music for 13 years in international schools in Norway, Egypt and Thailand. Ms Emerson has a special interest in traditional Javanese gamelan music and has performed with the Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble since 1997. Ms Emerson founded the Normandale Chorale at the Normandale French Immersion Elementary School in Edina, Minnesota where she has been an elementary music specialist since 1997.