Due to the ongoing public health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus, Emma is currently on a suspension from touring. Lessons and recordings are still available during this time.
As of September 2019, Emma is on tour performing saxophones, clarinet and bass clarinet, and flute with Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville.
Emma Reinhart is a saxophonist, woodwinds specialist, and music educator based in Southern California. With a strong foundation in concert and classical saxophone, Emma Reinhart has been a guest saxophonist with the Downey Symphony Orchestra, Music Academy of the West, and the American Youth Symphony. She is a proponent of new music for the saxophone, having been a member of consortia and collaborations with composers at the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan. Emma also enjoys performing in saxophone quartet and chamber music settings.
Emma was a member of the 2015 Disneyland Resort All-American College Band, where she performed a variety of styles including jazz and contemporary music. Since then, she has appeared with the Lansing Orchestra Jazz Band, Igor Kogan's Big Band, and swing dance bands in the Palm Springs area. She was also a member of the Creative Arts Orchestra, a free improvisation ensemble at the University of Michigan. While a student at the University of Southern California, Emma regularly performed in jazz ensembles and studied composition and arranging with Jason Goldman.
As an avid “doubler,” or multi-instrumentalist within the woodwind family, Emma performs on a range of instruments, including:
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Baritone Saxophones
Eager to collaborate, Emma has recorded a number of live woodwind tracks, both in in-studio scoring sessions and remotely, for multimedia and film projects.
Emma Reinhart and her jazz trio, affectionately dubbed "E-Harmony," have enlivened private parties and special events throughout Southern California since 2016. Request more information here.
Education and Training
Emma holds a Master of Music degree in Multiple Woodwinds (saxophone, flute, clarinet) from the University of Michigan, where she specialized in saxophone under renowned pedagogue and performer, Dr. Timothy McAllister. She also studied and performed on flute and clarinet with the University of Michigan Bands. She concurrently earned a second Master of Music degree in Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation from the University of Michigan under Andrew Bishop and Ed Sarath.
Prior to her studies in Ann Arbor, Emma graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California (USC) Thornton School of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in saxophone performance and a minor in music industry. While at USC, Emma studied saxophone with Drs. Jessica Maxfield, Christopher Bartz, and Douglas Masek; clarinet with Professor David Howard; flute with Professor Gary Woodward; and oboe with Dr. Joel Timm.