Artistic Director, Founding Member, Librarian
I am a native Oregonian – born and raised in Portland. My interest in music started with piano lessons throughout elementary school. At the age of 11, I was given my first solo opportunity at my church, where I continue to sing and play acoustic guitar. In high school, I joined the Bel-Canto all-girls’ choir as a junior, and auditioned for the Madrigals my senior year. In college, I participated in both the Western Oregon University Concert Choir and the Portland State University Concert Choir for four years, and auditioned for the PSU Madrigals and the Jazz Choir.
After receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from PSU, I discovered the Westside Singers – a community choir in Beaverton. I served on the board there for four years, but didn’t really find my musical “home” until I joined the Conchords Chorale in the spring of 2009. I can’t imagine my life without music in it in some form or another, and one of my favorite phrases is: “Life without music would ‘B’ flat.”
I am married and have two adorable boys. In addition to my musical commitments, I work for Washington County’s Developmental Disabilities Program. I also enjoy counted cross-stitching, wine tasting, and experiencing High Tea with my family and friends at all the local tea houses.
Emily Raymond is a Soprano for Trouble with Trebles.