In addition to freelancing, Emma Hays has been a member of several notable orchestras including the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and the American Festival Pops Orchestra. Her most recent performances include solo and chamber recitals and tours in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas as well as France and Sri Lanka. As a chamber musician, she has worked alongside Xiao-Dong Wang, Hye-Jin Kim, Ara Gregorian, Colin Carr, Emanuel Gruber, and Raman Ramakrishnan. Prior to her engagements in Massachusetts, she held the position of adjunct professor at Beaufort County Community College in North Carolina while maintaining a private studio and freelancing. Emma Hays studied at Converse College and George Mason University under the tutelage of Kenneth Law, and she graduated with her first Master’s Degree from East Carolina University under the instruction of Emanuel Gruber.