Emily Jaworski.Assistant Professor
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231 Hulsey Center
(205) 934-7376

Research and Teaching Interests: Trauma and the Singing Voice, Music and Justice, Empowering Song, Unitarian Universalist Worship, Alexander Technique, 21st Century Art Song, Art Song as a Political Statement, Musical Theatre Pedagogy, Yoga for Singers

Office Hours: By appointment

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, minor in English, summa cum laude, Susquehanna University
  • Master of Music, Boston University
  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston University

Mezzo-soprano Emily Jaworski joined the UAB Music department in the fall of 2018. Prior to her appointment at UAB, she taught applied voice, class voice, vocal pedagogy, and diction for singers at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. In addition to her studio teaching, she served as the music director for department productions of Avenue Q, Sweet Charity, The Wedding Singer, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Les Miserables. Before joining the faculty at Plymouth State, she taught choir, music history, and AP Music Theory at John Stark Regional High School in Weare, NH.

Dr. Jaworski frequently appears as a workshop leader and clinician to share her knowledge of yoga for singers, and body awareness for choirs. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training curriculum and is a registered yoga teacher. Emily is also a dedicated student of the Alexander Technique, having studied with Betsy Polatin, Kate Conklin, Peter Jacobson, Victoria Cole, and Elizabeth Daily.

Emily is a multi-disciplinary performer, and recently collaborated with colleagues to create Brilliant Being, which combines improvised movement and vocals with interactive multimedia projections and new music. Brilliant Being has been selected for performance at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space for 2019.

In recent seasons, Emily was honored to sing the mezzo solos in three world premieres by Jonathan Santore: Solstices in 2014, Battle-Pieces in 2016, and Requiem: Learning to Fall in 2017. The Requiem appears on There Are Many Other Legends, a CD compilation of Santore’s work, released by Navona records.

Dr. Jaworski is also a Unitarian Universalist musician, and is currently enrolled in the Music Leader Certification program sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association. She will also serve as the music coordinator for the annual General Assembly in Spokane, WA (2019) and Providence, RI (2020).

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • American Choral Directors’ Association
  • Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries