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Teaches Voice, Piano

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Current Projects



Ashford University - MA - Early Childhood Development, The Boston Conservatory - BA - Vocal Performance

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Erin Strickland 5-tet

Musical Interests

Opera, Jazz, Early Music Education

Favorite Bands

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Billy Joel, Joan Sutherland

Teaching Experience

Kindermusik Educator, Voice Teacher 15 years, Early Piano Teachers 5 years

Areas of Instruction

Voice, Piano

Levels Taught

Advanced, Beginner

Favorite Instruments

Piano and voice

Performance Experience

9 Years Palatine Children's Chorus, 8 Years US Navy Band (All Genres), 2 Years Minnesota Opera

About Erin

Erin Strickland is a very talented vocalist in all genres. Her versatility allows her to easily transition from singing opera on stage one night, to fronting a pop band in a club the next, all while maintaining the sweetness in her voice for her acclaimed jazz group, The Erin Strickland 5tet. Erin, a Chicago native, is currently the vocalist with the United States Naval Forces Europe Band in Naples, Italy, where her voice can be heard all over Europe.

Erin started her vocal career at a young age, with the Palatine Children's Chorus. At age nine, Erin traveled in and around the Chicago land area, performing for young children and dignitaries alike. In 1999, Erin and the choir completed a tour through Niagara Falls, Canada, where she was a featured soloist and fortunate enough to perform under the direction of choral conductor Doreen Rau. In the summer 2002, she sang in Carnegie Hall for the first time, and again in 2005. Erin's first international tour was in 2006. The choir traveled from Wales to London, ending in Canterbury, where she sang in Canterbury Cathedral under the direction of Henry Leck.

Erin's formal training came from Boston Conservatory, afterwards moving to Minneapolis, MN to study voice with Elizabeth Mannion, where she was the runner up in the Schubert Club's classical voice competition in 2007, where she received a stipend to further her musical education. In 2008, Erin joined the Minnesota Opera company, singing with them for two seasons before joining the U.S. Navy as a vocalist.  

While stationed in Memphis, TN performing with the U. S. Navy Band, Erin was also a regular with the Memphis Jazz Orchestra, lead by former Navy Commodore Howard Lamb. She started production on her debut album, Erin Strickland And The World At Large, and it was finished and released after moving to Naples, Italy in 2014.

 Erin has most recently opened a music studio in Greensboro, NC, called Little Musik. It includes voice lessons, easy piano, and Kindermusik instruction!

Erin loves to perform with the various bands of Strickland Music Productions. Her favorite jobs always include performing with her husband, trumpet player Benjamin Strickland. 


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