Emily Vanchella

Graduate Student




Emily Vanchella is a theorist, composer, and guitarist from Atlanta, Georgia. She holds a B.A. in Music, with a minor in Spanish, from Agnes Scott College. During her undergraduate education, she served as the music theory tutor and a teaching assistant for the self-designed music history course MUS 206: Topics in Music (The Beatles). She plans to teach music theory at the college level. Her areas of research interest include music and metaphor, music theory and film, rock and popular music, and analysis of classical Indian and flamenco music.

Emily is also interested in composition/arranging and musical performance. Several of her original compositions and arrangements have been debuted at Agnes Scott College and with the Atlanta Guitar Orchestra. Highlights include a 5-movement suite of music from the BBC series Sherlock, settings of songs from Shakespeare plays, and a fugue for three guitars (Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vanchella1). She is a performer specializing in guitar and plays a wide range of styles, including acoustic, classical, and jazz. As an undergraduate she played guitar in the Agnes Scott College Jazz Ensemble, and sang alto with Joyful Noise Gospel Choir. She has also taught private guitar lessons and group lessons with the nonprofit Girls’ Rock Camp ATL. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, travel, and playing the ukulele.