Emma Whitla is an eager choral singer, and lover of folk songs. She was on tour with Northern Harmony in 2017 where she developed her teaching skills and stage presence. After that she spent some time in Cuba, studying dance, where she also directed a church choir. Now studying dance at York University, she continues singing with her family and with the Echo Women's Choir. Some of the styles Emma is familiar with are Georgian singing, shape note, American roots folk songs, and jazz standards. By working many times with Malcolm Dalglish at Ooolation, she has also learned many of his compositions. She loves rounds, and teaching other people songs. She's also an avid social dancer, and is very excited about Pinewoods and the exchanges that might bring.