About Emily Gurwitz


Emily Gurwitz is a high school band director and private flute instructor in San Antonio, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Trinity University in San Antonio and her Master of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She was a middle school band director for over twenty years and her bands placed in the top 4 at the TMEA Area Honor Band competitions multiple times. She has been a private flute instructor for over twenty-five years. Ms. Gurwitz has taught at many masterclasses, Region Band Clinics and Concerts, and various band camps over the years, including the Texas Lutheran University Summer Music Academy and the Interlochen Summer Academy in Michigan.

Ms. Gurwitz regularly has had high school flute and Piccolo students qualify for the Texas TMEA All-State Bands or Orchestras (Texas All-State flute players are approximately the top 35 flute players selected each year from the state of Texas from a series of District, Region, and Area Competitions while Texas All-State piccolo players are approximately the top 8 players) from her flute studio, and her flute and piccolo students have placed in the 6A/5A All-State Bands thirty times, including placing first, second, and third in Texas. Along with teaching private flute and piccolo lessons, she has taught at many summer band and marching band camps, and performed on flute in various wind ensembles. Ms. Gurwitz has been married to Elliott Gurwitz since 1996 and they have two children.

Emily Gurwitz playing flute.