Emma Kent Wine is a graduate of The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Composition with Distinction in Research and Creative Works in 2017. Her works Reflections on a Silver Sky and Be Happy, Noble Heart were premiered by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Other notable works include How to Make a Pond for live electronics (2015); Cloud Upon Cloud (2015), premiered by the Rice Undergraduate Chorale; The Two Roads (2016), commissioned for violinist Giancarlo Latta’s 16x16 Encores Project; Liftoff (2017) for trumpets, trombones and percussion, commissioned for Rice University's 2017 Undergraduate Convocation; and most recently, After Harvey (2018), a commission by HGOco setting to music a poem by Rukmini Kalamangalam, Houston's 2018 Youth Poet Laureate. From 2011 to 2013, Emma participated in the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s Young Composers Project led by Ilona Vukovic-Gay. She has also studied with Dr. Matthew Barnson, Dr. David Ludwig, and Dr. Keith Fitch at Rocky Ridge Music Center; and Dr. Samuel Adler at FUBiS in Berlin, Germany. At Rice University, she studied with Dr. Richard Lavenda, Dr. Karim Al-Zand, Dr. Anthony Brandt, and Dr. Arthur Gottschalk. After graduating, Emma switched gears from composition to arts administration, working at Musiqa, a new music collective; the Houston Symphony Orchestra; and Ars Lyrica, an early music presenter. She still enjoys writing music, and when she's not "music-ing," you can find her cycling, baking cookies, or disc golfing with her girlfriend.