Emily has always loved music and at the age of 8 began singing with the Victorian Children's Choir. Skipping levels she began performing with the senior Chamber Choir of the renamed Australian Youth Choir in 1998. During her association with the choir Emily performed at many events including the 1996 AFL Grand Final, Australian Open and the Melbourne Cup. She recorded and performed solos on a number of occasions – performing for the Prime Minister’s Olympic dinner in 2000 and at performances with the renowned English Chamber Singers and Vienna Boys’ Choir.
Emily began playing flute at the age of 11 and took up trumpet while at Santa Maria College. She was principal flute from Year 9 and performed with the jazz band on trumpet. Emily studied classical voice while completing her double degree Bachelor Music / Bachelor of Teaching at The University of Melbourne. She sang with a number of choirs including the Early Voices Ensemble and other early music ensembles. Emily began playing with brass bands in 2003 when her uni friends dragged her along to a Victorian State Youth Brass Band rehearsal. From there she joined Diamond Valley Brass Band in 2004 playing 2nd and 3rd cornet before discovering a passion for the baritone, here she met her now husband Simon Wiltshire. She joined the City of Greater Dandenong Band in 2014. Emily has competed at many competitions with various bands, toured on a number of occasions around Australia and Europe and arranged / composed a number of pieces for brass bands.