My great grandfather composed ragtime music & my grandfather was tone deaf. When I was 9 my mother decided I should take piano and see which genes I got. I refused to unless I could take voice lessons as well. I refused to take piano lessons unless I could take voice lessons too. Emily Stokes, a native of Louisiana, has had the pleasure to work on various film, print, voiceover, commercial, and theatrical projects in NYC. She most recently sang backup for LaChanze at the 2016 Jazz at Lincoln Center Gala. Though NYC feels like home, Emily is still a Southern Belle at heart.
As winner of the 2012 Memorial Day Teaneck Cabaret Competition & the Donald Felton Memorial Award from the National Society of Arts & Letters Competition in Voice, Emily is equally comfortable with both musical theatre, opera and classical vocal styles.
Stokes graduated from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music with her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance with a secondary emphasis in Theatre & Dance.
While attending IU, Emily had the honor of working with Emmy award winning NBC SMASH choreographer, Josh Bergasse, internationally distinguished artistic director, conductor and pianist Rob Fisher, Emmy award winning George Pinney, National Opera Association Award winner Chuck Hudson, & Classical Singer Magazine’s “2008 – Stage Director of the Year," James Marvel.
She currently resides in NYC.