Emily Laminack holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance from the University of Georgia, where she studied violin with Dr. Michael Heald and studied viola as her doctoral minor with Prof. Maggie Snyder. Dr. Laminack also earned her Master of Music degree in violin performance at UGA with Dr. Michael Heald. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance at Reinhardt University, where she studied violin with Mr. Jay Christy, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Principal Second Violin, and studied piano with Dr. George Lucktenberg, Reinhardt University’s former Artist in Residence.
Dr. Laminack has performed internationally in Berlin, Germany, Salzburg, Austria, and throughout Italy and China, participating in orchestras, opera orchestras, chamber concerts, and solo recitals. She recorded in Los Angeles for the film score to the documentary Limited Partnership, and her local freelance orchestral work includes section violin with the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Macon Symphony, the Rome Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the Hollywood Concert Orchestra, and the Macon Pops Orchestra. She is currently the violinist for the local string trio Luna Strings.
Dr. Laminack taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Reinhardt University from 2012 to 2015, where she was the primary violin and viola instructor, the orchestra concertmaster and coach, an instructor of music appreciation, and a founding member of the Reinhardt Faculty String Quartet. While a student at the University of Georgia, she was employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for music theory and aural skills, taught violin for the UGA Community Music School, served as the UGA Symphony’s head librarian, was a performer for the UGA Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and assisted with the UGA String Project. Dr. Laminack has taught violin and piano privately since 2003, and she was employed on the teaching faculty of the Johnson Ferry Conservatory for the Arts from 2007 to 2012. She currently teaches violin, viola, and piano in the Cobb County area and at Carere Music in Dunwoody.