Music has always played a large role in Emily Groff’s life. Her experiences growing up in Jewish youth movements and as a saxophonist in school bands have fostered not just a love of music, but a passion for music education and music’s role in creating community. Through her teaching, songleading, and songwriting, Emily works to lessen music’s accessibility gap and allow everyone the chance to participate in music as listeners, creators, and performers. During her time as a camp songleader, Emily worked to integrate traditional camp music with her campers’ own musical abilities, incorporating their brass, woodwind, and percussion playing into musical experiences and performances. Through this, she worked to connect their musical talents and the instruments they play daily with the world of Jewish music. As a songwriter, Emily writes both Jewish and secular music, and has written camp songs for URJ Camp Coleman, URJ Six Points Sports Academy, and Gordon JCC Camp Davis. She was a grand prize winner in Jewish Rock Radio’s Jewish Star Season 2, and her original version of “Y’hiyu L’ratzon” is featured on the album. Emily currently resides in Nashville, TN, where she is a music educator in Metro Nashville Public Schools, a songwriter, and a songleader. Her debut EP, Breathe, will be released spring 2021.