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Emma Gavenda
Bachelor's of Music, 2010

Emma Gavenda was a harpsichord performance major at UC Davis. She moved to Auckland, New Zealand, in 2017 and joined The Graduate Choir NZ, a high-quality community choir, immediately upon arrival. Since 2019, Emma has been working as part of the fundraising team for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra as their Trusts and Foundations Manager. When she’s not singing or writing grant applications, she is exploring Aotearoa—New Zealand’s immense natural beauty, by hiking, kayaking, and swimming throughout the country.

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