Emily Rae Lively is a 2013 graduate of Texas State University with a Bachelors Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences with a focus in Music Business and Event Production.
Emily was raised along the shores of Lake Michigan in the small town of Burdickville where she studied classical voice and songwriting, spending several summers at Interlochen Center for the Arts and Berklee College of Music. After she graduated High School in 2003 she attended Columbia College Chicago where she studied Music Business. She then took several years to tour as a singer/songwriter.
Emily started working with SXSW in September 2013 and now works in the SXSW Housing Department with Digital Content and Artist hotel accommodations.