Working closely with key European makers and soloists, Emerson Deford developed a scale and headjoints with a clearly defined Emerson sound. This sound has since become highly desired by the finest flute instructors for their students.
Nearing retirement, Mr. Deford handed stewardship of the company to Steinway Musical Instruments in 1997. Emerson Flutes continued their development through the introduction of new instruments and innovations, and establishing a quality level which surpasses most players' expectations for intermediate and student flutes. Advanced headjoint designs include Sterling silver lip plates and risers on student flutes and specially cut embouchure hole designs. These, along with the many custom options available, make Emerson flutes the obvious choice in premium advanced student and entry level flutes.