We at Wavelength would like to bid a very fond farewell to Emmalia (Emma) Bortolon-Vettor, who last month departed Wavelength after over two years of managing and coordinating all our marketing and content efforts. Emma first joined Wavelength in the Before Times of 2019, as a guest curator at our Winter Festival that February. Then after the world changed, they came on board as our summer student in 2020, helping us get the word out about livestreamed shows and artist workshops that helped many of us get through those dark days.
We were lucky enough to have Emma remain as a core member of our small but dedicated team for two trips around the sun, during which time their distinct editorial voice and commitment to community care were unmatched. As we began to return to in-person events in the summer of ‘21, Emma was key in contributing to our development and messaging of COVID-19 protocols to keep our artists and audiences, as well as accessibility policies to accommodate visitors of all ages and those with disabilities.
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Emma and we wish them all the best as they return to full-time studies towards their M.A. in Critical Studies in Improvisation at the University of Guelph. We will miss their inimitable sense of humour, their thoughtful creativity, and their thorough knowledge of guitar amp brands. And of course, we’re very proud to see their band Bonnie Trash release their amazing debut album, Malocchio, this week.
Thanks for everything, Emma!
– the WL staff (Jonny, Kat, Dave)
On behalf of Wavelength Music’s Board of Directors, I would like to express our deep gratitude to Emmalia Bortolon-Vettor for the creative energy, smart ideas, and collaborative spirit they shared with the Wavelength community during their time as Marketing & Communications Manager.
Emma’s contributions not only sustained but increased awareness and excitement for Wavelength’s activities throughout the darkest, quietest periods of the pandemic, and ensured Toronto music lovers would return in full force to our programming.
We wish them all the best in their new career adventure, and look forward to future collaborations and continued friendship.
Thank you, Emma!
President, Wavelength Music Board of Directors