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2019
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About Erika

Erika Harrington Stifter began her performance career as a young teenager singing lead from the keyboard and writing songs in rock bands. She joined a theater company in 2008 and began a lifelong passion for musical theater and acting. She found a love of teaching when she assistant taught at a theater camp for two summers before developing and teaching her own material as drama program director at another camp.

Erika graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a B.S. degree in vocal performance in 2014, and completed her M.M. in voice pedagogy and performance at Westminster Choir College in Princeton NJ in the spring of 2018. In edition to her vocal studies at Roberts, Erika studied piano and composition privately and composed several pieces that were performed in departmental recitals. She sang the title role of Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, the second stepsister in The Real Story of Cinderella, and performed the role of Madam Pernelle in Moliere's Tartuffe. 

She participated as a director and actor in numerous roles for  RWC's annual one-act play festivals three years in a row, and she wrote, directed, and starred in a parody musical for the RWC 24-hour show. During her time at WCC, she had the opportunity to perform with the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra on numerous occasions as well as the New York Philharmonic Orchestra with the WCC Symphonic Choir. She recently appeared in scenes from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro as the Countess, gave a graduate recital featuring songs to the moon, and sang the leading role of Rosalinde for WCC’s production of Die Fledermaus. 

She currently enjoys singing with the Ambler Choral Society as well as the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

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