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Emilia Lila Tess

There are many ways to describe Emilia Lila Tess and her music: heartfelt, authentic, powerful, inspirational, talented... But these all just seem to scratch the surface. However, there is one word that ties them all together and is true to their character: Emilia Lila Tess is Real. Few people sing and write music so honestly from their heart and soul. She does so in just the right way, combining faith, art, story, and song in perfect unison. Take a look around the site, and explore what the gift of music truly is.

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About Emilia

Emilia Lila Tess is an American country pop singer-songwriter. She was already singing by the age of two and started singing in the Catholic Church when she was six years old. During her high school and college years she discovered her love for songwriting and composing music. She has lead worship and performed both nationally and internationally. Throughout the course of her musical career, Emilia has won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues, making dozens of appearances, all the while recording new songs, she has earned the admiration and affection of many, serving as both an inspiration and role model. Several of her major performances include: In 2006 she sang for Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican, and she was selected as a performer for the World Youth Day international gatherings with Pope Francis in Poland (2016) and in Panama (2019). Emilia Lila Tess earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Dominican University, a Master of Music degree along with studies in music business from the University of Miami, and a Master of Arts in Theology from Catholic Theological Union Graduate School. She is currently completing her Master of Arts in Songwriting degree from the renown Berklee College of Music. Aside from music, she is a disability advocate for individuals with disabilities like her brother who was born with Down Syndrome. She is a trained public speaker for the National Association for Down Syndrome and in 2010 received the President's Volunteer Service Award from President Barack Obama. In January of 2019 Emilia Lila Tess released her debut album "Authentic" and in 2021 she released her new album "Serenity". 

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