Emma Gingold

Collaborative Pianist, Vocal Director, Music Director

Engaging singers, actors, and students in a rehearsal setting requires high energy, efficiency, and compassion. I respect my fellow musicians’ time and feelings with fast-paced, friendly collaboration, and I devote myself to the extreme attention to detail required of both an accompanist and a director.


Accompanist, North Park University Women’s Chorale


Duties: Accompany warm-ups and rehearsals, lead sectionals, and perform with choir at North Park University choral concerts.

Accompanist, Lyons Township High School Music Department

2012–2020 (full time 2017–2019)

Duties: Accompany daily warm-ups and rehearsals for six choir classes, accompany weekly soloists in two Vocal Techniques classes, perform in concerts, lead sectional rehearsals, help to manage large class sizes, substitute for choir teachers when required.

Accompanist and Theory Teacher, Spirito! Singers, Downers Grove, IL


Duties: Accompany weekly rehearsals for Ragazze choir (middle school girls), prepare and teach intermediate or advanced theory lessons as part of weekly rehearsal.

Accompanist, Chancel Choir, Community Presbyterian Church, Clarendon Hills, IL


Duties: Accompany weekly choir rehearsals, accompany choir during Sunday worship services, provide occasional hymn accompaniment and other service music.

Selected Directing Experience

The Addams Family * Vocal Director and Keyboard Conductor Morton West High School 2022
The Sound of Music Music Director Summer Place Theatre 2022
Joseph and the… Dreamcoat Music Director Lyons Township High School 2022
Beauty and the Beast * Vocal and Music Director MWHS 2021
Summer Lovin’ Writer and Director SPT 2021
Spring Fundraiser Cabaret Writer, Vocal Director SPT 2020
Spamalot Vocal and Music Director LTHS 2020
Singin’ in the Rain * Vocal Director MWHS 2019
South Pacific * Vocal and Music Director SPT 2019
Grease Music Director LTHS 2019
In the Heights * Vocal Director and Pit Keyboard MWHS 2018
Footloose * Vocal and Music Director SPT 2018
The Drowsy Chaperone * Vocal and Music Director LTHS 2018
Seussical * Vocal Director and Pit Keyboard MWHS 2017
Anything Goes * Vocal Director SPT 2017
The 25th Annual … Spelling Bee Keyboard Conductor SPT 2017
The Little Mermaid * Vocal and Music Director MWHS 2016
Next to Normal * Vocal Director Fox Country Players 2016

*also served as rehearsal accompanist


Skills and Hobbies

Master of Music in Collaborative Piano (Vocal Coaching), North Park University

May 2022

Lyric diction, opera, conducting, organ

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Knox College

June 2012

Minors in Music and French


Copywriting and copyediting

Web design, SEO, and social media

Fiddle, tin whistle

Folk music of the British isles

Crocheting, knitting, sewing, and crafts

Let’s make music.