Kelly Emery

Hailing from the small scene of Nantucket Island, Kelly Emery found his musical roots as a self-taught musician. From a young age, Kelly and friends joined together to form a jazzy cocktail hour band: Jazz on The Rocks. Kelly went on to study music at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, and in New Orleans at the University of New Orleans. After college he went on to publish albums in multiple genres of music, perform cross-country tours, build musical instruments, mix live sound, teach, and work in almost every sector of the music industry. Kelly is currently working towards Massachusetts certification as a music teacher. When not playing music, Kelly loves to surf and clam


Elizabeth let me play the Red Violin after her performance! The sound was warm and it played with ease. I tried to focus on the instrument but I got completely discombobulated when I realized she had walked away leaving me with the violin. So I just kept playing! Where else in the world could that have happened? Thanks NCMC.

Joanna Haye / Coq au Vin violinist and NMC artist member

With beautiful practice spaces and meticulously maintained Steinway pianos, a music library stocked full of new and historic scores and a Sibelius-ProTools Independent Learning System!  The Nantucket Community Music Center is the place for learning, exploring, and experiencing music on Nantucket.  Well done!

Natalie Ciminero / Donor

We celebrate over forty years of creativity, curiosity, and scholarship, fostering a sense of commitment through community engagement.

Greta Feeney / Voice Teacher, Soprano

Send Message to Kelly

The NCMC is keeping a close eye on the issue of COVID-19.