Director Emily Isaacson

Emily Isaacson

Dr. Emily Isaacson is an emerging leader in classical music.  In 2008 Isaacson helped to launch Roomful of Teeth, a GRAMMY-winning new vocal music ensemble. In 2018 she was nominated for the Maine Arts Award; in 2015 and 2018 she won third place in the American Prize in Choral Conducting; and in 2018 she was named one of the 50 Mainers Shaping Maine.  A St. Andrews Society Scholar, Isaacson holds a master’s degree in musicology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland; a master’s degree in conducting from the University of Oregon; and a doctorate from the University of Illinois. Isaacson is the Artistic Director of the Oratorio Chorale, and founder and Artistic Director of the Portland Bach Experience. In the 2018 season, she will guest conduct the Handel + Haydn Society Collaborative Youth Projects.  Emily lives in Portland with her husband, five-year-old daughter, and two-year-old son.