Emily Tepe - Tower Hill Alum '96 - Visits Upper School Chorus

Tower Hill alumna Emily Samson Tepe '96 met informally with the Upper School Chorus Thursday, October 14.  Emsy talked with the students and answered questions about her recent experiences as a professional musician. She performed two numbers in sharply contrasting styles: the brilliant coloratura aria “Ah! Je veux vivre” from Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet,” and Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady.”


After graduating from Tower Hill, Emsy attended Princeton, Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music, followed by a Fulbright scholarship to Sweden for postgraduate studies.  She remained in Sweden for several years, pursuing a career in opera, including appearances with the Swedish Royal Opera Company, and a parallel career as a pop music star under the name IVA. She has recently returned to the U.S., and currently is pursuing a number of performing and recording projects.

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