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Ms Lolita Emmanuel 

Nineveh Academic Chair Second International Congress

Guest Lecturer University of Sydney

Youth Engagement Committee Fine Music FM





Lolita Emmanuel is a versatile artist, excelling as a pianist, vocalist, and tutor. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts (Performance) at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, her research focuses on "Performing Assyrian-ness," blending ethnomusicological and performance-based approaches.

In her Bachelor of Music Studies (Performance) with Honors 1 (2014-2019), Lolita's thesis explored "Shamiram Sings," delving into the perceptions of young Assyrian-Australian womanhood through wedding music. This feminist ethnomusicological study utilized Participatory Action Research, examining the complex experiences of Assyrian-Australian women in diaspora.

Lolita's repertoire, including a Concerto Recital featuring Heroic Ballad by A. Babadjanian, showcases her piano expertise under the guidance of Dr. Natalia Andreeva. She has presented her research at conferences like the Nineveh Academic Chair Second International Congress and contributed to the DECLASSIFY podcast.

As a dedicated educator, Lolita serves as a Casual Academic Tutor and Guest Lecturer at the University of Sydney, fostering a deep understanding of musicology and ethnomusicology. Her commitment extends to private piano and musicianship tutoring in her home studio since July 2013.

In addition to her academic pursuits, Lolita has made significant contributions to the performance realm. She produced the "Performing Assyrian-ness Lecture Recital Film" in November 2022, exploring Assyrian Art music's growth. Her involvement as a pianist with the DOBBY BAND, "Assyrian Women" Ensemble, and various solo performances demonstrates her diverse musical capabilities.

Beyond the stage, Lolita actively engages with the community, co-coordinating the Social Justice in Musicology Study Group and contributing to the Youth Engagement Committee at Fine Music FM. Her additional experiences include supporting the Assyrian Program at SBS Radio and producing "Bach, Beethoven and Banter" at SURGFM.

Lolita Emmanuel Performing
Lolita Emmanuel Piano
Sydney School of Music and Fine Arts
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