Emma Forster

NashCamp Director

Emma first attended NashCamp as a mandolin student in 2010 and her life immediately changed!

She fell in love with bluegrass that summer and over the years continued to dive deeper into acoustic music. She pursued a degree at East Tennessee State University where she graduated with a B.S. in Mass Communications and a minor in the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music. Through these programs, Emma had the opportunity to play fiddle and mandolin with several bluegrass and rock bands while also hosting a bluegrass and Americana radio show. After college, Emma began searching for ways to continue cultivating her passion for music and when NashCamp founder, Cindy Sinclair, came to her with the prospect of taking over this incredible camp, Emma jumped on the opportunity and the rest is history!

After seven years as a student (and two as Assistant to the Director) Emma proudly became owner of NashCamp Bluegrass Camps in late 2018 and successfully operated her first two camps as director in 2019!

Emma is excited to grow with NashCamp and continue sharing the joy of bluegrass and folk music with generations of campers to come! Here’s to all the music ahead!