Throughout a twenty-year musical performing career that has taken her through the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Europe, Emilia Dahlin has made a home in Wabanaki Territory (Maine). Known for strong storytelling sensibilities and memorable performances, Emilia garnered many national awards, from Telluride Troubadour, Winner of the Starbucks Music Makers Competition. She’s partnered with organizations such as the Telling Room, Love Lab, Transcendence Project, which she co-founded, and the Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM), where she’s taught songwriting to 500 Portland Public School youth and produced The Kids Are Alright family music series in partnership with the Portland Public Library and Friends Of Deering Oaks Park, which caters to preschool aged children and highlights how music is a path to building early literacy. Emilia was an In-Kinship Open Waters Fellow, co-creating work that connects native and non-native people to the Penobscot river watershed, centering the knowledge of Penobscot native guides. During this time she was also a Music To Life Fellow. Started by Noel “Paul” Stookey and his daughter, Liz Sundee, MTL supports the work of musician-activists and Emilia developed programming for ELL students and mothers.As a teaching artist and performer, Emilia gathers great joy from collaborating and co-creating with music-makers and appreciators of all ages and believes that music and storytelling are some of the most powerful tools to foster connection between people and create positive change on the planet.