George Emlen

George Emlen
George Emlen

George Emlen (b. 1944) has been a conductor, composer, arranger, songleader, and music educator in Maine and Massachusetts for more than forty years. He has directed choral ensembles all his adult life in churches, schools, and theatrical productions throughout New England. For thirty-two years he was music director of Revels, a Boston-based performing arts organization, best known for annual performances of The Christmas Revels, a rich and joyful celebration of the winter solstice.


A graduate of Dartmouth College, George earned an advanced degree in choral conducting at the New England Conservatory. In Maine, he founded and conducted the Acadia Choral Society and conducted the Oratorio Chorale and the Mount Desert Summer Chorale. George has been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory, where he directed the Conservatory Camerata, and at Lesley University in the Creative Arts in Learning program. He taught and conducted at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, and was music director at the Putney School in Vermont. He also taught at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and the University of Maine at Machias.


His choral compositions and arrangements are published by Thorpe Music, The Sacred Music Press (The Lorenz Corporation), Redwing Press, and Lawson-Gould/Alfred. For more information, visit

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