Emily Williams Burch

Dr. Burch is a choral educator and entrepreneur, and since 2007 has worked with choral music in a variety of nonprofit and corporate settings. These experiences enabled Burch to find the connection between music and business, competencies she promotes through her Music Education courses at the University of South Carolina Aiken; in her podcast, Music (Ed) Matters; through RISE Chorales & RISE Outreach, a socially-driven choral organization she founded in Savannah, GA, that is comprised of both an LLC and a 501(c)3 entity; and in a recent publication with co-author Alex Gartner, The Business of Choir (GIA publications). Through all these activities, Burch is passionate about creating impactful and unique experiences with choral music that enables communities to revolutionize their lives through the power of music.