For the last twenty years, Erin has travelled the world performing in venues such as the Venito Jazz Festival in Venice Italy, the RCA Jazz Fest in New York City, Westminster Abbey and the Sydney Opera House. She is also an accomplished session musician, having recorded for Walt Disney (movies, theme parks and ice shows), Sandi Patti, New York’s American Natural History Museum, Dollywood, national publishers and many more.
Steal Away features many of her favorite songs from throughout her career, with each track telling a story in a different way. She tackles these difficult, melodically chromatic tunes with style – many her own arrangements – and makes them sound easy.
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|Jun 4||SUN||Mass in Blue, Featured Soloist - North United Methodist||Indianapolis, IN|
|Jun 18||SUN||Jazz in June - Second Presbyterian Church||Indianapolis, IN|
Erin is a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Voice Performance and Commercial Music. While there she had the privilege of studying under Jackie Presti. She also traveled with the Manhattan School of Music Big Band to Italy where they were featured performers at the Venito Jazz Festival.
During her years in New York, she worked as a singer recording backgrounds for Walt Disney Pictures, including the motion picture "Mission To Mars". She was one of eight vocalists to record the show "Passport to the Universe", narrated by Tom Hanks. It is the featured show at the Hayden Planetarium at New York’s American Natural History Museum.
Erin toured the United States with "Pieces of 8", an eight person a cappella jazz ensemble based in New York City, performing songs written and arranged by Dr. Charles Mead.
She now resides in Indianapolis with her husband Greg and her four children. She is a professor of jazz voice at Butler University and the University of Indiananpolis, and a studio session singer at Aire Born Studios and Round Table Recording Company.
|Passport to the Universe: Museum of Natural History (NYC)||Composer Stephen Endelman||Background Vocals|
|Mission to Mars: Buena Visa Pictures||Composer Ennio Mooricone||Background Vocals|
|Broadway Stories||Artist: Sandi Patty||Background Vocals|
|The War Within, House of Grace Films||Composer Van Lawson||Background Vocals|
|The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Godesses||Live Background Vocals|
|Falling Together||Artist: Pieces of 8||Lead Soprano|
For booking information, please contact Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-590-9085. Erin is available for corporate events, private parties, worship leading, weddings, studio work and jingles.
She is also available as part of a band, ranging from a duo to a big band or orchestra.
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