Erin Gilmore (B.A in Music & MM in Vocal Performance, Emporia State University) is a dramatic soprano. Throughout her broad range of teaching experience, both as private instructor and classroom teaching assistant, she has worked with students aged seven through seventy. Always a student herself, she is currently pursuing a Masters in Musicology at UMKC and would like to go on to get her doctorate in the same area.
Teaching is Erin’s passion. She loves exposing her students to the entire, rich history of vocal pedagogy. The present is just as important as the past -- from Mozart to Muse to Hamilton. She knows that in order to engage students in all that singing has to offer, good teachers must embrace the music that inspires them while teaching them proper technique and how the voice works as a mechanism. From there, minds can gradually be opened to new musical genres.
She is the soprano section leader at John Knox Presbyterian Church, and is an active performer with The American Opera Studio in Overland Park where she also continues to learn and grow as a singer. Most recently she returned from the Red River Lyric Opera Festival in Wichita Falls, TX where she played Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw.