By Erin Lowden
This past semester the department had the wonderful opportunity of welcoming a new costume designer to our community. Emma Scholl, former manager of the costume shop at The Hanger Theatre in Ithaca, NY, is now our full time costumer. She received her MFA in Costume Design from Florida State University and BA in Fashion, History, and Communications from Albright College. Originally Emma thought she wanted to design for theater, however she started working with the dance department at Bucknell University as an intern for a year and was, “mesmerized by the choreography and wanted to be involved in dance.” She then had opportunities to design for graduate thesis and faculty works at Florida State University solidifying her interest in costume design for dance. In the fall semester Emma designed the costumes for DANSCORE and MFA theses. Emma’s work has also been seen at the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Steel River Playhouse, and the Milburn Stone Theatre.
She says that she loves the Brockport community and the support she has received from the faculty and students. We are all thrilled to have such a talented costumer in the department and are excited to see her designs come to life this upcoming semester!
You can see more of Emma’s work at her website.