Emily Wilkinson is Associate Director of Bands at Cario Middle School in Mount Pleasant, SC. Prior to joining the Cario team in 2011, Wilkinson served as the Band Director at Fort Johnson Middle School on James Island from 2009-2011. During this time, the Fort Johnson Band program received the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA) Outstanding Performance Award for two consecutive years. Before teaching at Fort Johnson, she was the Assistant Band Director at Bates Middle School in Sumter, SC. Wilkinson has also been working as a marching instructor, clinician, and chamber winds coach for the Wando High School Band program since 2003. She has served as a guest clinician for bands in SCBDA Region 5, GMEA District 1, and Berkeley County, SC.
Wilkinson is an alumnus of the world renowned Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, performing in the 2003 DCI World Championships. She was also an inaugural member of Bands of America’s INergy, a nineteen member performing troupe that functioned as the musical ambassador for Indianapolis, IN. In 2008, she performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference with the Palmetto Concert Band. Wilkinson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, and a Performance Certificate on euphonium.
Emily Wilkinson’s professional affiliations include NAfME, SCBDA, the Charleston County Band Directors Association, Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, and she is an alumnus of Sigma Alpha Iota. She is married to Eric Wilkinson, and they reside in Mount Pleasant, SC.