We are excited to welcome the latest addition to the Akropolis team, Laken Emerson, through our internship program! The Akropolis Reed Quintet’s internship program offers real-world, hands-on experiences for college students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in music, arts administration, nonprofit management, and live event production. Laken will be working with Akropolis on everything from digital marketing to sheet music publishing and all things in between. With the unique opportunities presented by the Akropolis internship program, Laken will learn what goes into successfully managing a chamber music ensemble and nonprofit organization, including interacting with industry professionals, including the members of Akropolis, through hands-on experiences. Welcome aboard!
Laken Emerson is a second-year masters student at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Originally from Oklahoma, Laken earned a BA in Music with a minor in Rhetoric and Writing from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith in 2016, where she was Vice President of the Lambda Kappa chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, as well as managing editor and poetry contributor to the UAFS literary arts magazine Applause. At WSU, she has performed in several chamber ensembles and solo recitals, and was a 2018 Concerto-Aria Night winner. She previously interned with the Boulder Philharmonic in the 2016-17 season and is working towards a career in music nonprofit and advocacy. Outside of school, Laken enjoys veggie pizzas, incurring library fines, and hanging out with her cat Dr. Isobel (Izzy) Stevens.