Style: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Erin Guinup is a conductor, soprano, voice teacher, corporate voice specialist, author, and public speaker. Erin is the founding Executive and Artistic Director of the Tacoma Refugee Choir, a nonprofit dedicated to building a more welcoming community through song. As the director, Erin manages the organization and leads outreach, community concerts, and school assemblies, encouraging people of all ages to raise their voices to make a difference in the community. She is a frequent soloist with ensembles such as Tacoma Concert Band and Northwest Repertory Singers, and her internationally performed one-woman show, The Ladies of Lyric and Song: Female Composers and Lyricists of the American Musical Theatre has been praised as “an amazing tour-de-force.” Other career highlights include conducting the world premiere of Orson Scott Card and Mark Mitchell’s He is There and annual performances of Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God and Handel’s Messiah; witnessing her students achieve success on Broadway, regional theatre and operatic stages, and television’s American Idol, The Voice, and America’s Got Talent; presenting at TEDxSeattle with the Tacoma Refugee Choir; singing with an Israeli-Palestinian choir in Jerusalem and Europe; and working with Fortune 100 companies and medical staff on improving verbal communication with patients. She is a contributing author for two books being released in 2019: So You Want to Sing Music by Women and My Body Was Left on the Street: Music Education and Displacement. Erin’s work encourages people to find their voices and lift them together.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: World; Pop; Opera; Jazz; Folk; Gospel; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment