Emilio began studying cello at age 5. He performed and competed all through school, was principle cellist of MacArthur High School Orchestra, Southwestern University Symphony, and Trinity University Symphony, eventually earning a Bachelor's degree in music from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a focus in music theory and composition. His compositions have been featured in multiple stage productions and he has performed for audiences across the country with ensembles of every size.
In eighth grade, he worked as an audio engineering apprentice at a church, learning the basics of analog and digital sound. In college, he became fluent in studio and broadcast audio, even going on to teach a college course after graduation, while working as a producer and broadcast engineer for KRTU-FM, San Antonio's jazz radio station.
Emilio has had the opportunity to work with incredible national artists such as Robert Glasper, Lukas Nelson, Toadies, Rotem Sivan, and many more; as well as some of South Texas' most talented musicians and composers. He was also the host and producer of The South Texas Jazz Project radio magazine.
Emilio is currently the host of Breakfast Blend, every weekday from 6-10 AM on Classical 89.5 KMFA in Austin. He still freelances audio, video, and lighting, performs cello across the country, plays with the South Texas Symphonic Orchestra, and teaches a studio of young cellists.