A Los Angeles native, Emalina Thompson has over 15 years of experience in the music industry. She received her B.M. in Music Education and Performance at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in Long Beach California and then moved out to New Jersey in 2012 to complete a Masters in Horn Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. As well as being a freelance Hornist, Emalina teaches privately and group classes. On top of all of her musical endeavors, Emalina is the Associate Director of Admissions for Mason Gross School of the Arts and recruits talented artists from all over the country. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and being a loving cat mom to her fur baby Cory.