Adjunct Faculty in Music
Office: Music Center 117
Office phone: 402-643-7282
Emmy Bou, a native of Puerto Rico, studied at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico with the distinguished pianist Jesus Maria Sanroma. Her studies were supervised by Pablo Casals, who at the time was the president of the Conservatory. Upon graduation, she performed with the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto.
In Vienna she performed a recital of Spanish and Latin-American music as part of her post-graduate studies with Alexander Jenner at the Vienna Conservatory. She received her master's degree in voice from Ohio State University, where she performed the role of Florence Pike in Britten's Albert Herring. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln she was cast as the Mother in Menotti's Consul and as Meg Page in Verdi's Falstaff. Shortly thereafter she was the featured alto soloist in Mendelssohn's Elijah for an Abendmusik series concert in Lincoln.
She has taught at Concordia since 2000 and is also on the faculty at Doane College. In 1997 she, together with pianists Dianne Ferguson, David Breckbill and Ken Hoppmann, formed the two-piano, eight-hand ensemble PianoFOURte, which has been described as a gem in Nebraska's cultural landscape.
Bou lives in Lincoln with her daughters Jennifer and Catherine.
M.M., Ohio State University
Artist Diploma, Konservatorium Wien
B.Mus., Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico