About Emily Dubois
Emily Dubois is a musically ambitious fiddler from little Langbank, Saskatchewan.
Emily’s affection and affinity for the fiddle started early; regularly attending youth fiddle camps like the Kenosee Lake Kitchen Party, Emily was exposed to multiple fiddling styles from a variety of notable Canadian players such as JJ Guy, Gordon Stobbe, Ivonne Hernandez, Shane Cook, John Arcand, Calvin Vollrath, Karrnnel Sawitsky, Stephanie Labbé, Troy MacGillivray, Tim Chaisson, Mairi Rankin, and Liz Carroll.
Over a ten-year span, fiddle-camps and the connections they create have nurtured Emily’s passion for collaboration, performance, and her own evolution to mentoring and teaching young fiddlers. A significant connection was made early with Vancouver Island’s own Ivonne Hernandez, and Dubois followed Hernandez to Victoria as an adult to further her own growth as a player, performer, and instructor, working alongside Hernandez in a variety of projects.
Since her shift from flatland to island, Dubois has completed the a diploma in Contemporary Music Performance under Daniel Lapp, competed in the 2019 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship, and post-pandemic graduated from Capilano University with a certificate in Arts and Entertainment management.
Emily continues to explore her own career in the arts, and the art of musical entertainment and education. She is committed to her own role in the rich tradition of Canadian fiddling, and has taught privately, out of Long & McQuade, the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and Vancouver's Open Door Music Studio. She also works administration for the North Shore Celtic Ensemble and the Serena Eades Academy of Music.
FINALLY, she and her fiancé have made the trek back out to Saskatchewan, where they have purchased their first home. It is here where the Flatland Fiddling Studio was finally able to come to fruition. She is beyond excited to dip her toes back into the SK fiddling scene and see what she can do to sustain it in Regina!