October 2, 2017

Our Conductor

Erin Guinup, conductor of Tacoma Refugee ChoirErin Guinup is an active concert performer, conductor, voice teacher and public speaker.  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.” She is an acclaimed voice teacher whose her students have appeared on Broadway, regional theatre and operatic stages and TV’s The Voice and American Idol.  Erin directed the world premiere of Mark Mitchell and Orson Scott Card’s He is There and conducts annual full-house performances of Rob Gardner’s Lamb of God. She is passionate about helping people find their voices and encouraging people to sing together.  Erin hosts a podcast on iTunes titled, “Why We Sing,” speaks nationally on musical topics and works with teams and Fortune 100 companies to encourage healthy communication and teamwork through music in her workshop Musically Spoken.  More can be found at her website.

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