The Howey Mansion Music Series provides people of all cultures and backgrounds the opportunity to enjoy jazz and classical music through innovative and engaging presentations by highly skilled artists set in the magnificently restored historic 1920’s Howey Mansion. All of our concerts include an educational component so that audiences of all ages can gain an appreciation for the rich classical and jazz music heritage and ensure that these traditions will continue for generations to come.
Founded in 2018 by International touring soprano Arisa Kusumi Sullivan, The Howey Mansion Music Series was the result of a dream to provide a spotlight on classical and jazz music in a beautiful and historic venue. Since its founding, the series has reached reached thousands of people across Central Florida.
Emily Heumann Executive & Artistic Director
Emily Heumann is a Florida native who currently serves as the Executive and Artistic Director of The Howey Mansion Music Series, a nonprofit organization that provides a unique cultural experience to the Central Florida community. Emily's passion for the organization is evident, having served for four years as its secretary and vice president before being appointed to her current position by the board of directors. She has a deep appreciation for the immersive experience provided by the organization's intimate and educational parlor concerts, as well as its large-scale concerts on the lawn. She has ambitious plans for the future of the organization and hopes to see it become a destination for people to hear the highest quality artists in an intimate and approachable way.
Having grown up in the Central Florida arts community, Emily is well connected to local artists and arts organizations. She brings a unique perspective to the organization as a local performer who has also spent the last decade working behind the scenes of nonprofit organizations in arts education, arts administration, marketing, social media and public relations. Emily is also on the voice faculty at The College of Central Florida in Ocala, where she was named the 2019 Adjunct Professor of the Year. Locally, Emily attended Rollins College, where she studied both music and public relations. She also is an alumna of the Osceola County School for the Arts in Kissimmee.
In addition to her work with The Howey Mansion Music Series, Emily is a well-known mezzo-soprano who has gained recognition for her “delicious vocals” (Arts + Culture Texas Magazine) and “credible” storytelling (Orlando Sentinel). She has performed with dozens of companies across the country including First Coast Opera, The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec Room Arts Houston, St. Petersburg Opera Company, Operativo Houston, and Opera Orlando. She also is recognized for her crossover work in musical theater. Please visit her website for more information.
Howey mansion music series, A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization