Emma Theresa Verdonk is a composer from Brantford, Ontario. She holds her Bachelor of Music in Community Music (’20) from Wilfrid Laurier University and her Masters in Music Composition from Western University (’22). She has written music for the Laurier Symphony Orchestra, the Penderecki String Quartet, Arcady Ensemble, and various chamber ensembles. Her catalogue includes over 200 children’s songs that she arranged and composed for the Musical Safari program at Queen Street Music School in Cambridge. As a past Emerging Artist (2021/22) with Arcady, the ensemble frequently debuts her music and has commissioned various works for their 2023 performances. She currently works on staff with Arcady as the assistant to the director and teaches composition and arranging at Heritage College and Seminary. In May 2022, she released an album of piano solos entitled ‘Reflections.’ Shortly after, she self-published these through Amazon as a folio collection. Emma is currently creating her second album ‘This Is Me’ for piano, vocals, and VST.