Emily Millard is a Canadian composer, songwriter and vocalist. Drawing from pop, jazz, folk and classical traditions, she creates “a complex sonic world all her own” (Exclaim!). Emily lives in Vancouver where she is currently composing new works and arranging music for the Kingsgate Choir and the Mount Pleasant Regional Institute of Sound.
As a solo artist, and with her chamber-pop band Morlove, Emily has toured extensively throughout Canada and Europe. She has released five solo records - four under the moniker Miss Emily Brown, and her latest, By Heron & By Season (2016) which she released under her birth name. Her work has garnered nominations from the Canadian Folk Music Awards, CBC Bucky Awards and from Berlin’s Kulturnews for Best Live Show.
Emily’s latest compositional work Unknown Rivers was recently shown at Vancouver’s Sawdust Collector Series. She was invited to attend the Resonant Bodies Residency at Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity in 2018, where her piece Ropesight was premiered.
Emily’s training spans classical and jazz traditions. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Music in Composition from the Music Academy at Vancouver Community College in Vancouver BC, and majored in Voice and Composition in the Contemporary Music & Technology program at Selkirk College, a Berklee satellite school in Nelson BC. Her private training has taken her as far as Oslo, where she studied Vocal Improvisation intensively with Sidsel Endresen at the Norwegian Academy of Music. She continues to study composition with mentor Peter Hannan in Vancouver.