A native of the Pacific Northwest, dramatic soprano Erin G. McCarthy is a dynamic performer who brings a steely, soaring voice and an "elegant, sparkling" (Willamette Week 2003) presence to the concert, opera, and recital stage.
In her private voice studio Erin is a kind, effective teacher who guides her students towards their individual goals with a skillful, supportive approach to singing. Currently accepting new students, she is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is regularly engaged to participate in masterclasses, workshops, festivals, and lectures throughout the area.
The only thing better than singing is more singing.
– Ella Fitzgerald
Erin is a busy performer whose 2013/2014 engagements included recitals throughout the Northwest, a chamber music concert tour, and speaking engagements at the Walters Cultural Arts Center, as well as being chosen as a semi-finalist in the 2014 international Elizabeth Connell Prize competition for emerging dramatic sopranos. 2015 projects feature a solo recital series in the Fall.
A lifelong horsewoman, Erin is an active member of Oregon's equestrian community who has been a participating member of the Oregon Dressage Society since the late 90's. Fascinated by the relationship between classical music and riding, she created Ridden Rhythms to help fellow riders understand rhythmic theory and become more effective dance partners to their equine counterparts.