PineCone presents: Bluegrass Vocal Workshop with Emily Kirsch

In this bluegrass vocal workshop with Emily Kirsch of Diamond Creek, participants of all skill levels will learn breathing techniques; bluegrass harmonies; helpful vocal warm ups and cool downs; important tips and tricks for keeping your vocal cords happy and healthy; tips for how ot break down songs vocally and melodically while learning them; and the various techniques to make a song your own.

Emily Kirsch has been performing since the age of six, beginning her career in church, then on the stage of local dinner theaters, and with the Lost Colony chorus at the North Carolina Symphony. After studying piano for seven years, she began taking guitar lessons from Russell Johnson in 2009. It was then that she fell in love with bluegrass music and released her solo CD, Just Another Memory, in January 2013. Emily has been with Diamond Creek Bluegrass Band since its start eight years ago. Her band members describe her as someone who “sings with confidence and conviction well beyond her years – she makes any song her own with her powerful delivery.” She has filled many roles in Diamond Creek as a guitarist, mandolinist, and lead and harmony singer. She has been a featured artist on multiple CDs and enjoys songwriting in her free time. Jon Weisberger, chairman of IBMA’s board of directors, describes Emily as “a singer who’s going to make an awful lot of listeners sit up and take notice.”

PineCone is committed to making our programs accessible and welcoming to all. To request accommodations for this or any upcoming PineCone events, please e-mail Jamie ( or call 919-664-8333 x4.