Biography Emily Noatch

Raised in a musical family, Emily Noatch began studying violin in 1994 and piano in 1995, and knew from a young age she wanted to pursue music. She discovered a passion for both teaching and performing, and in 2007 began teaching private lessons while beginning her undergraduate degree in Piano Performance at The University of Akron.

In 2012, Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a certificate in Piano Pedagogy while studying under Professor Philip Thomson and Dr. Mayumi Kikuchi. During that time she performed in multiple events, including the University’s All-Steinway Campaign, Composer’s Forum, and three solo performances.

Emily's biggest achievement while at The University of Akron was winning the undergraduate Concerto Competition. As a result, she performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra at the EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall in Akron, Ohio (video below).

Emily continues to share and pursue her love of music by playing for weddings and other events in the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus areas.

In 2015, Emily was awarded the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards®, which recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.

The University of Akron


  • Graduated Suma Cum Laude, 2012
  • 1st place Undergraduate Concerto Competition Winner, 2012
  • Named the 2011-2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Keyboard by the UA School of Music
  • Received the 2012 Outstanding Woman Student Award by the UA College of Creative and Professional Arts
  • Obtained a Piano Pedagogy undergraduate certificate, 2008

Honor Societies

  • The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • The National Music Honor Society (Theta Chi chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda)