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Emma McDermott

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Emma McDermott Music


Emma McDermott is a Nashville based indie/pop singer/songwriter with three professionally recorded EP’s. She is currently pursuing a commercial voice major from Belmont University while working to release her first ever full-length studio album. She has studied in Chicago as well, playing various instruments such as guitar, synth bass, flute, and percussion. She has experience performing live with bands such as Nessa, Sleep for Dinner, and Jazz Ensembles.


Echo - Single (2014)

Summer EP (2017)

Raining Diamonds EP (2019)

Waltz - Single (2021

If You Need To - Single (2021

She Likes to Fly - Single (2021

Performance History


  • Detroit International Jazz Festival featured vocalist alongside the Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble (2019)

  • Aretha’s Jazz Cafe, Detroit, MI. featured vocalist alongside the Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble (2019)

  • The Blue Llama, featured vocalist alongside the Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble (2019)

  • Cliff Bell’s, Detroit, MI.  featured vocalist alongside the Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble (2019)

  • Multiple performances at the “HAUS” at Columbia College Chicago (2017-2019)

  • Performance with the Rob Crozer Jazz Ensemble at “The Habitat at Weber’s (2017-2020)

  • Vin Bar Ann Arbor (2018 - 2019)

  • Manifest Festival at Columbia College as part of the group “Sleep For Dinner,” original composition show cased,  Chicago, IL. (2019)

  • Chosen Solo performer at “Songs for Syria” Concert at Skyline High School (Dec. 2016) 

  • Spotlight National Anthem singer for Skyline High School Hockey Games (2016 - 2017)

  • Solo Holiday Concert, accompanied by the “Rob Crozier Jazz trio”  ( Winter 2016)

  • Featured and supporting vocalist for Independence Day church service in Ann Arbor (July 2016)

  • Backup vocalist, live at the ARK, and Saline Celtic Festival, with “Nessa”(2016)

  • Soloist and backup vocalist with the band,  “Cairn to Cairn” (2012-2013)

  • Several open mic solo performances at various venues in Ann Arbor and Detroit area  (2015- currently)

  • Junior Solo Vocal Recital, accompanied by a professional jazz quartet (Spring 2016)

  • Senior Solo Recital at Stone Chalet, Ann Arbor, MI. accompanied by the Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble (Spring 2017)

  • Soloist with the Skyline High School Cantare Cantando Choir, Ann Arbor, MI. (2013)​

Solo Singer/Songrwriter Performances

  • Columbia College Chicago Donor Appreciation Reception (2019)

  • Unity Vibration Kombucha Triple Goddess Tasting Room, Ypsilanti, MI. (2019)

  • Zou Zou’s Cafe, Chelsea, MI. (2019)

  • Ann Arbor Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI. (2019)

  • Solo singer/songwriter set at Gino’s East Chicago (2017)

Orchestral/Ensemble Experiences (Flute/ Violin/Voice)

  • Skyline High School Choir Tour of Ireland (2015) 

  • Participant as a flutist in Detroit Symphony Orchestra Young Musicians Workshop (2013)  

  • Flutist in the Ann Arbor Youth Symphony Orchestra, (2011-2013), performances at the Michigan Theatre 

  • Flutist with the Ann Arbor Suzuki Flute Ensemble (2009 - Present), performed throughout Ann Arbor

  • Violinist with the Ann Arbor Suzuki Institute (2002-2008), performances at Hill Auditorium


Musical Theater Experience

  • Composer and lead in the opera, “Two B or not Two B” at the Rudolf Steiner School  (2011)

  • Performed the role of “Hodel” in the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Rudolf  Steiner School (2013)


Honors and Awards:

  • National Society of High School Scholars Award for English

  • Solo and Ensemble, Highest rating for solo flute and ensemble (2012 and 2013)


Other Credits:

  • Solo EP recording, entitled “Summer,” all original compositions, (Release date, October 1st 2017)

  • Solo EP recording, entitled “Listen”, all original compositions, (Release date, April 2017)

  • Solo EP recording, entitled “Raining Diamonds,” all original compositions, (Release date February 2019)

  • Background vocals on Nessa’s album “Ancient Song Discovery Project Volume One” (2015-2016)

  • Background vocals on Nessa’s album “Otherworld” (Release date March 13th 2020)

  • Assistant Clinician in Flute Masterclass’ - Berlin and Pfullingen, Germany (2014)

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