Live Performance

I have had a life-long passion for music, with a wide-ranging interest across both instrumental and vocal performance.


While I’ve been involved with musical theater for more than 10 years, I have especially enjoyed performing in several recent RPI Players shows at college (including playing the Baker’s Wife in “Into the Woods”), as well as at the Spring 2022 retirement concert for outgoing RPI President, Shirley M. Jackson.

Getting involved with RPI Players has been a lot of fun. In addition to being a member, I’ve also acted as Front of House Manager for the troupe, as well as becoming a local chapter officer of Alpha Psi Omega (the premiere national collegiate theater Honor Society).

RPI – Into the Woods (Spring 2022)

RPI – Shirley M. Jackson Retirement Concert (Spring 2022)

RPI Players – Share Your Story Cabaret (Fall 2020)


Since 2012, I have been training and performing across a range of instruments. For most of this time, including throughout my high-school years in the band, the flute was my primary instrument, along with the piccolo.

In 2015, I also took up the recorder and baroque music in a serious way, recruiting friends from the band and creating the only Recorder Ensemble in northeastern Florida (at the time). Given this focus, during the summer of 2019 I was accepted into the Advanced Recorder Intensive at the Amherst Early Music Festival (held at Connecticut College). I’ve continued to pursue the recorder at RPI, and have had several opportunities to perform, and have been providing beginner and intermediate-level student lessons.

Over the past three years, I have been focused on writing original music compositions, although it is something that I have been doing since 2016. That was the year I started working with MuseScore, an open-source based music composition software. On a whim, I sent a solo flute piece that I composed (in about twenty minutes) entitled “Reflections” to a state PTA competition, and to my surprise I placed fourth state-wide even though I was only an 8th-grader! It only further helped launch me on my current path.

Prior to the start of college, I switched to the piano as my primary instrument after acquiring a digital piano in 2020. It has been a lot of fun mastering the Roland piano, with ongoing lessons continuing at school. It has also been a terrific platform to advance my passion for writing original music. Find below a recent composition I wrote and performed at RPIs fantastic concert hall EMPAC (“Inescapable”).

RPI Piano Recital – “Inescapable” by Emily McNee (Spring 2022)

Amherst Early Music Festival – Benedetto Marcello Op. 2 No. 1 Allegro (Summer 2019)