Erin Alcorn

Erin A.

Philadelphia, PA
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Erin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2010

Go to erinalcorn.com/lessons to learn more. Erin will provide students with singing instruction based on bel canto/ classical vocal technique. She encourages her students to explore classical and musical theater repertoire and focuses on attention to the meaning and communication of text in the English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish languages. Erin also explores acting and performance techniques with her students. Students in Erin's studio are serious about their vocal development and dedicated to their commitment to take voice lessons, regardless as to whether or not they are pursuing a career in music. Erin is committed to sharing a passion for singing and performing in a positive and healthy way. She welcomes all styles of music and singing, but focuses on classical technique and repertoire for learning purposes and basic, healthy technique.

Ages taught:
Beginning to advanced singing- ages 8 and up

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Experience

Voice/ Piano Teacher
Sep 2016 - Present
Meridee Winter's School of Music

I teach beginning to advanced voice and beginning piano lessons for the Meridee Winters School of Music in Ardmore. If you live in the Main Line area, visit the school's website below and sign up for piano/ voice with me in your private home.
http://www.meridee-winters-school-of-music.com/

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Private Voice Teacher
Jan 2010 - Present
Self-employed

www.ErinAlcorn.com/lessons
I have taught voice instruction to students of all ages and backgrounds since 2010.

"In Erin’s studio I have learned not only how to be a better singer and musician, but how to love being a singer and musician even more. She has taught me to understand why I make musical and technical changes so that I am capable of making them on my own in practice and in the future. I recommend Erin to any vocal student looking for a chance to grow in all aspects of vocal knowledge for any reason." - Amelia, 16-year-old soprano

"My family has had the pleasure of working with Erin over the last year. We moved from out of state and the Children's Chorus of Greater Dallas recommended Erin as a potential voice teacher. Without a doubt, she is the best voice coach we have ever had the pleasure of working with. She emphasises technique, proper breathing, diction, and enunciation, all the while greatly expanding our student's music repertoire. Our 14-year-old daughter was always prepared for auditions and performances. Furthermore, Erin is always on time, professional, and communicative. I would have no reservations recommending Erin to any voice student. She is the best!" - Parent Guardian of Rylyn, 14-year-old soprano

"Studying voice in Erin's studio has been a wonderful experience. Not only have I learned proper technique, but I have also learned how to express myself emotionally though singing. After every lesson I was motivated to go home, practice and was eager for my next lesson to come. Never once was I been unprepared for any sort of audition or recital while studying under Erin. She is a wonderful vocalist and an amazing teacher. I am so thankful to have been able to take lessons with Erin and I would highly recommend that any student, who is looking for a chance to grow vocally, take lessons with her." -Yashasvi, 13-year-old soprano ​

"This year my 16-year old and 13-year-old daughter both started taking lessons with Erin and although they came in at very different levels, I am floored with how much they have each grown as singers—in their technique, artistry, and confidence. Erin was able to pinpoint their individual needs and help them each improve in a way that made them enjoy singing even more. My 13-year-old had never before Erin found a teacher who could keep her motivated. Beyond what she taught them, Erin is a wonderful advocate for my daughters and encourages and supports them through their auditions, performances, and competitions. I am so thankful for her impact on my daughters’ lives."
- Parent Guardian of Amelia and Charlotte

"Erin is truly an amazing vocalist and gifted teacher. It has been so exciting to see the vocal skills and confidence of our young singer blossom under her guidance and coaching. I would highly recommend Erin to anyone looking for a professional voice instructor."
- Parent Guardian of Brooke, 12-year-old soprano

"My seven year old son had the opportunity to work with Erin for a year discovering his voice and learning to love music. Every lesson was fun for him and he was eager to go back and sing with Erin. She is patient and encouraging with her youngest students. He was so proud to overcome his nervousness to perform with much older students. He said it was Erin who gave him that confidence! He is eager to learn more about music and has requested to take piano lessons. Thank you Erin for instilling the love of music in my little boy!"
- Parent Guardian of Andy, 7-years-old

"Working with Erin is a joy. She is great at making me feel comfortable and confident in taking on new and challenging repertoire, and she is able to effectively convey her teaching message in multiple memorable ways. I recommend her services heartily!" - Bruce, adult

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Classical/ Opera Singer
Jan 2008 - Present
Self-employed

www.ErinAlcorn.com

Praised for her “beautiful, limpid quality,” Erin Alcorn is a lyric soprano originally from Dallas, Texas and currently based in Philadelphia. Erin was a 2014- 2015 Dallas Opera young artist and will participate as a vocal fellow at the Music Academy of the West in 2017. Upcoming engagements include The Song Continues artist training series with Marilyn Horne, Dame Felicity Lott, and Margo Garrett at Carnegie Hall in January 2017.

Erin has performed as a soloist in concert and for various engagements with The Dallas Opera, Dallas Puccini Society, Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, and Voces Intimae: The art of Song in several great halls including the Winspear Opera House with The Dallas Opera Orchestra, Meyerson Symphony Center with the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, and the Murchison Performing Arts Center with the UNT Symphony Orchestra.

Erin was most recently seen as a chorus member in Opera Philadelphia's Turandot, Adina in The Elixir of Love with The Dallas Opera Outreach program, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the Oberlin in Italy Opera Theater, Zerlina in UNT Opera's Don Giovanni, La Bergère in Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges, and Casilda in The Gondoliers with the Oberlin Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

On the contemporary side, Erin was invited to sing in Steve Reich’s
Music for 18 Musicians and David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion with the Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble. She performed the soprano role in the staged production of Exercices de Style by French- Canadian composer José Evangelista with Oberlin Opera Theater

In addition to Music Academy of the West and The Dallas Opera, Erin was also a young artist for Oberlin in Italy, OperaWorks, and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance/ Opera from the University of North Texas. www.ErinAlcorn.com

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Vocal Fellow
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Music a Academy of the West

Erin was one of 20 vocal fellows to attend the prestigious Music Academy of the West young artist program on full scholarship in summer 2017.

Private Voice Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2016
Lewisville Independent School District

I taught private voice instruction to middle school students in the Lewisville Independent School District in Texas.

Young Artist
Aug 2014 - May 2015
The Dallas Opera Outreach Program

I was a 2014- 2015 season Dallas Opera young artist. I sang the role of Adina in Donizetti's The Elixir of Love for the education outreach program.

ABA Therapist, Music Teacher, and Administrative Assistant
Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
Brent Woodall Foundation for Exceptional Children

I worked with children with autism and other developmental disabilities as an Assistant ABA Therapist at the Brent Woodall Foundation. I also taught a music class for a pre-k & kindergarten class. My main responsibilities were as the administrative assistant, but this job taught me to work with students with disabilities and unique learning needs. It also gave me an appreciation for teaching children with special needs.

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Education

Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Opera
Sep 2014 - May 2016
University of North Texas College of Music
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2012
Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Women's Voice Award
Jan 2015
The Women's Chorus of Dallas
Second Place
Jan 2011
Hal Leonard Vocal Competition
First Place
Jan 2011
Tuesday Musical Association Ohio State Competition

Photos & Videos

"If I Loved You" from Carousel
"Estrellita" by Manuel Ponce
Erin with students in her 2016 studio recital

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Photo by Erin A.

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Erin singing the the UNT Gala concert

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Erin singing the role of Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni

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8 Reviews

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Bibi Apr 24, 2017
Piano · In home

She is very good insturctor.and I ll get more lesson for daughter with her

Zaid Apr 8, 2017
Singing · In studio

My voice lessons with Erin have been the highlight of my year! She's helped me discover sounds I never thought I was capable of making. Not only have I become a much better singer, Im now a much better overall musician. Erin's ear training exercises has led my creativity to really blossom - which is totally not what I expected from voice lessons. Her lessons are excellently tailored towards my needs and what I am trying to achieve. The lessons are incredibly fun and rewarding! I look forward to them very eagerly.

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Rebecca Mar 29, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Last year my 16-year old and 13-year-old daughter both started taking lessons with Erin and although they came in at very different levels, I was floored with how much they have each grown as singers—in their technique, artistry, and confidence. Erin was able to pinpoint their individual needs and help them each improve in a way that made them enjoy singing even more. My 13-year-old had never before Erin found a teacher who could keep her motivated. Beyond what she taught them, Erin is a wonderful advocate for my daughters and encourages and supports them through their auditions, performances, and competitions. I am so thankful for her impact on my daughters’ lives.

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Jay Mar 29, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Amazing voice coach. Without a doubt, after working with Erin my daughter was well prepared for any audition or solo. She is attentive, responsive, and talented in sharing what she loves, singing. I can honestly say, the best my daughter has ever sounded was under Erin's direction. Highly recommend!!!!!

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Angela Mar 22, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Erin is a freakin' miracle worker. I've been singing for years but always had a lot of tension and tightness. Erin has helped me learn proper singing and breathing technique, and now singing is so much easier for me AND it sounds better. She's great about finding different ways to help her students learn and understand the concepts she's teaching and it's very effective. Highly highly recommended!

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Fatima Z. Feb 9, 2017
Singing · In studio

Erin is the best singing teacher you could ever wish for. She is so talented and absolutely lovely. Her class is amazing, professional and it's really fun. I totally recommend her.

Liz Aug 3, 2016
Singing · In home

I am not a trained vocalist.I don't sight sing and I have difficulty reading music. In fact, I basically memorize the music. However, I love to sing. Erin wasn't afraid to take me on knowing I would probably be her most challenging yet eager student.I appreciated her ability to quickly figure out both my strengths and my areas that I needed to focus more attention on. She was always positive and encouraging. She would explain the message the lyrics of the songs were portraying. Her lessons were more than just singing the perfect notes. Techniques to protect my voice was of utmost importance. Erin never limited herself to just one way of helping me accomplishing a new vocal skill. Now that she has moved on to grow and expand her career, I will be forever grateful to her for the lessons I had. Thank goodness I taped all my lessons!

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Laura Jul 7, 2016
Vocal Training · In home

Erin has a beautiful gift in instructing children. She is encouraging and professional. Her ability to bring out the best voice in a child is inspiring and unique. My daughter (age 12) looked forward to every lesson with Erin. Erin gave her the confidence to sing for others and auditions. Erin's lesson was so well organized that the child could take those instructions and use them independently for practice. The lessons that we received from Erin will last a lifetime. She truly has a gift and I'm thankful we were recipients of that gift.

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