Emily Paine, Director, graduated from Bemidji High School, and during my high school career was involved in Vocalmotive for 3 years, as well as participating in choir, madrigals, and a women’s quartet. I attained my undergraduate degree from BSU, my Master’s degree from UND, and am now working mostly raising my four daughters! I have been honored to direct La Voce Ballo for the past 11 seasons!








Ari Hady, Band Director is a senior at Bemidji State studying music education with a focus in instrumental and K-12 classroom music. In her time at BSU, Ari has participated in the Bemidji Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz band, pep band, pit orchestra for the operas; Pirates of Penzance and Le Docteur Miracle, and has served as Bemidji NAfME Chapter President for two years. Originally, she is from Spring Lake Park, MN near the Twin Cities. Aside from musical activities, Ari has two very sweet cats, enjoys painting, and spending time at coffee shops or listening to live music at Brigid’s with friends. Ari aspires to travel the world through opportunities in her music education degree. She is incredibly excited to begin her journey working La Voce Ballo and her family is anticipating seeing LVB in action!