Emily Jumes Oskins, harpist
Emily started playing the harp and piano at an early age, and has continued with her harp endeavors for over 15 years. While still very young Emily began playing in an ensemble along with her siblings and was introduced to public performance settings as well as musical arrangement and improvisation. She has studied under various instructors, including students of internationally acclaimed harpists: Marcel Granjany, Carlos Salzedo, and Lucille Lawrence. She has been trained in both of the major schools of harp and has been able to develop a unique playing style that is majorly influenced by the arts community of classic Fredericksburg Texas.
Emily has worked as a private harp instructor for over seven years, and has extensive experience playing in both orchestras and ensembles, as well as performing solo: wedding ceremonies, live entertainment, and background music at various events. She has also taught basic music appreciation and theory to young children, and ministered to the elderly using harp.
Emily is an active composer and improvisor, with the purpose of contributing to the world of life-giving literature for harp, which is sadly lacking. Musical ingenuity was a common trait among the pioneers of classical music and the modern schools of harp, but the creation of life-giving music is none too common today. Emily endeavors to be a part of the revival, to carry on and develop this tradition. She looks forward to releasing her debut album of original compositions, and hopes to inspire other harp enthusiasts as well.
Collin Jumes, baritone vocalist
Collin Jumes is a baritone vocalist from Fredericksburg, Texas. His vocal performance
experiences began in community children’s choir, and continued through his early education.
Featured as a soloist for the San Antonio Youth Chorale, Collin has performed at the Tobin
center, the National Cathedral, and the United States Naval Academy chapel.
Collin is a three time winner of the Texoma NATS Conference and in 2020 he took second place in the national rounds against the finest University classical singers in the nation. Collin is currently finishing his senior year as a vocal performance major at Abilene Christian University where he has discovered a passion for oratorio and opera performance. In his time at ACU, Collin has starred in productions such as Hansel and Gretal by Engelbert Humperdinck, and Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
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