Margot Emery has served as Managing Director of the Core Ensemble since 1995. During that time, local and regional touring of the ensemble's chamber music and chamber music theatre pieces has expanded to include national and international work. The ensemble's programs now reach every region of the U.S. and have been heard in Russia, Ukraine, the Caribbean, England and Australia. During Ms. Emery's tenure, the Core Ensemble has performed in such prestigious venues as the Guggenheim Museum, Central Park SummerStage, the Chautauqua Institute, the Boston Center for the Arts, Cambridge University (England) and the Queensland Biennial Festival in Australia. Ms. Emery has been responsible for raising funds to commission 12 music theatre pieces, 14 chamber music works and 3 triple concertos. Ms. Emery has initiated and managed extensive outreach and residency programming in Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Community Music Center of Boston, and in Florida including a Chamber Music America Residency based at the Duncan Theatre/Palm Beach State College. She spearheaded a series of site-specific projects resulting in five evening-length chamber music theatre works created and performed with such diverse partners as the South Florida Haitian community, residents of Glades County, and students in the Teen Time/Planned Parenthood Afterschool program. Ms. Emery secured funding for these projects from the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Humanities Council, the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and the A.D. Henderson Foundation. Past positions include Development Director for the USS Constitution Museum, Director of Development Services for the Palm Beach County Cultural Council and Palm Beach Development Manager for the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Emery holds diplomas from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.