Emily Strom was raised in a musical family, learning to sing and play piano from a young age. Classically trained as a young child, Emily switched over to jazz upon entering college.
In 2008, Emily won the Miss Kansas competition along with both the Margene Savage Memorial Top Vocalist Award and the Debra Dene Barnes outstanding instrumentalist Scholarship. She went on to travel the state and country as Miss Kansas 2008. Emily went back to WSU the following year and graduated with a jazz piano degree.
Upon graduating, Emily spent a couple years exploring a television career, hosting and producing The Weekend Crew Show for KSCW and KWCH as well as covering music on the news but decided performing music was where her heart belonged all along. She is currently pursuing a career as a full-time musician, playing all across the country as a dueling pianist.
Emily considers releasing her debut album, Waltz in the Dark (2014), to be her greatest creative output to date. It’s an impressive album, featuring ten original tracks. She can hold her own playing at a jazz club in New Orleans, aSunday morning church service in Kansas or a rowdy bar in Boston.