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Emily Toth

Emily Toth is the Adjunct Professor of Horn at Northern Kentucky University. In addition to her position at NKU, Professor Toth maintains a large private studio of students in both Ohio and Kentucky. She coaches sectionals and group masterclasses for junior high and high school band programs in the Tri-State area. Professor Toth grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, earning her Bachelor's of Music degree from Butler University. She then went on to study with Randy Garder at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, earning her Master's degree in Horn Performance in 2013.

Professor Toth is the 4th horn of the Queen City Opera and founding member of the Wayside Winds, a professional woodwind quintet. She has performed in many musical theater pits across the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky regions as well as with the Dayton Philharmonic, West Virginia, Kentucky, Springfield, and Richmond Symphony Orchestras.

A passionate advocate for musician’s wellness, Professor Toth specializes in brass embouchure health and anatomy. After experiencing several career threatening embouchure injuries, she began studying with the world’s leading embouchure injury doctors and specialists. She now presents her lecture “The Anatomy of Brass Playing” to brass studios across the country. Professor Toth works with students and educators to incorporate a more anatomically minded approach to performance and brass pedagogy at every age and ability level.

When Professor Toth is not teaching or performing, she is probably listening to podcasts, hanging out with her two cats Gracie and Bobo, tending to her indoor succulent jungle, or visiting National Parks with her fiancé.