Emily Bush, 16, is a senior attending high school in Orange County, California. She began her piano studies at the age of 5 and is currently studying at the Opus 119 Conservatory under Dr. Bella Tseng. She has received awards and recognition including 2020 Panel Masterclass recipient, 2019 Panel Honors recipient, Junior Bach Festival finalist, 1st place at the MTAC Classical Festival, 2nd place at the MTAC Romantic Festival, 3rd place in the MTAC Scholarship competition, 1st prize at the SYMF Open American, and 1st prize in the Great Composers International Competition. She also performs piano with her high school’s symphony orchestra as percussion section leader and is a volunteer performer at local senior homes and her local hospital. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with friends.