Erin Guinup is a singer, conductor, voice teacher and public speaker. A classically-trained soprano, she is a frequent soloist with ensembles including Tacoma Opera, Northwest Repertory Singers and Tacoma Concert Band 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.” An acclaimed voice teacher, her students have appeared on Broadway, regional theatre and operatic stages and TV’s The Voice, American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Erin is the conductor of the Tacoma Refugee Choir, is a frequent adjudicator and clinician, and directs a variety of choral programs including the world premiere of Mark Mitchell & Orson Scott Card’s He is There and annual performances of Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God.
Erin is passionate about helping people find their voice and encouraging people to sing together. Erin hosts a podcast on iTunes titled, “Why We Sing,” speaks internationally at events such as TEDxSeattle and works with doctors and medical teams to improve communication with patients through Musically Spoken. She is a proud member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), currently serving as Western Washington District Governor, and adores her family. More can be found at her website.