Emilie Amrein (co-founder of Justice Choir-San Diego) is assistant professor of choral studies at the University of San Diego, where she conducts the USD Choral Scholars and teaches courses on the intersection of music and social justice movements. A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion issues within the arts and academia, Emilie is currently researching the application of restorative practices in ensemble settings. A champion of new music, Amrein has commissioned and premiered works for choral ensembles by acclaimed composers Emma Lou Diemer, Jocelyn Hagen, Rami Levin, J. David Moore, and John Osterhagen. Emilie is active as a professional choral conductor and ensemble musician. She is the founding artistic director of the Peregrine Music, an arts and education nonprofit organization committed to engaging communities in meaningful dialogue about the most pressing social issues facing the world with creative, youth-driven performance projects. As a singer, Dr. Amrein has performed with many of the finest choral ensembles around the country, including San Diego Pro Arte Voices, Bella Voce (Chicago), the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, the Tiffany Consort (NYC), Holy Trinity Bach Choir (NYC), the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, VocalEssence (Minneapolis), and Conspirare (Austin). Emilie is also director of music at San Dieguito United Methodist Church in Encinitas, California.