Emily Crocker focused on teaching middle school choir when she was a teacher right out of college. The experience was a wonderful foundation for her as it would lead her to work for Hal Leonard Publishing for many years. While a teacher she wrote several pieces that were geared towards middle school. When the first three works she submitted were accepted and published, she wrote several more pieces. She joined the Jensen Publishing Company, which was later purchased by Hal Leonard, where she continues to focus on choral music for students.