Emily Trapani

MM Student in Wind Conducting
BME, East Carolina University


A native of Charlottesville, Virginia, Emily is a seasoned music educator and is currently pursuing her masters degree in wind conducting at UMKC. Emily is passionate about creating meaningful experiences through music with students and audiences alike. From the outskirts of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde in the pacific northwest, to the inner city schools of Indianapolis, Emily has consistently been an advocate for providing high quality music education experiences for students in traditionally underserved communities.

Emily is currently in her first year as the Wind Ensemble director for the Kansas City Nonprofit Harmony Project, an organization created to bring high quality music education experiences to children in communities with limited access to formal musical training in the greater Kansas City area.

During her time in Indianapolis at Lawrence Central High School, ensembles under Emily’s direction consistently earned gold ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association’s Concert Band Organizational and State Finals events. In 2019 and 2022 the Lawrence Central Wind Ensemble was ranked 2nd and 3rd in the I.S.S.M.A. Concert Band State Finals Event respectively. Emily served as marching band director, woodwind specialist, and oversaw music ensemble for the Marching Pride of Lawrence Township from 2017 to 2022. During this tenure, the Marching Pride of Lawrence Township was an annual Indiana Super Regional Finalist, and regular Grand Nationals Semi-Finalist, finishing the 2019 season with a rank of 14th in the nation.

Emily is a Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honors Society member and earned her bachelor’s degree in music education from East Carolina University in 2015.