EMILY WEINKAUF KIDDER (rehearsal accompanist, assistant to the conductor) is a Eugene native and began formal piano lessons at age 3 while also studying ballet and tap, and acting with EFMT. She studied piano performance at the UO and holds a Degree in Communications and Music from Corban University. Emily’s many positions include: Music Minister and Director at Creswell Church of Christ, Churchill High School’s Rehearsal Pianist, and Music Coordinator for West End Theater. At Northwest Christian University, Emily serves as Music Faculty, Ensemble Director and Accompanist; she is also Pianist and Music Coordinator for the NCU Choir & Orchestra bi-annual music productions. As Rehearsal Accompanist/Orchestra Pianist, her Shedd credits include Lady Be Good, Singin’ In The Rain, No, No, Nanette, The Music Man, Oh Kay!, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Babes In Arms, How to Succeed in Business, Whoopee!, Mary Poppins and Funny Face. She enjoyed performing in OFAM’s 2015 concert, Let’s Misbehave.