Erin Guinup has performed a wide range of operatic and musical theatre repertoire with groups including Tacoma Opera, Northwest Repertory Singers, Tacoma Concert Band with diverse repertoire including Handel's Messiah, La TraviataSound of Music and Beauty and the Beast.  Her favorite roles include Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Musetta in La Boheme, and both Mary and Mary Magdalene in productions of Savior of the World.  She is an active concert soprano with recent performances of Carmina Burana and Faure's Requiemand was a featured soloist for Jennifer Thomas Live at Benaroya Hall which recently won the Indie Music Channel award for Best Live Classical Performance.  Her one-woman show “The Ladies of Lyric and Song: Female Composers and Lyricists of the American Musical Theatre” has been called “an amazing tour-de-force” and been performed across the country including at the 2016 NATS national conference.  

An acclaimed voice teacher, her students have appeared on Broadway and operatic stages and TV’s The Voice and American Idol and regularly place in competitions including state Solo/Ensemble contest, NATS auditions and MTNA.   She has served as President of the Tahoma Chapter of NATS and received the NATS National Young Leader Award and was selected for the prestigious NATS Intern Program.  She has also conducted the world premiere of Mark Mitchell & Orson Scott Card’s He is There, annual performances of Rob Gardner's Lamb of God and the Tacoma Connections Choir, a unique choral ensemble building community by engaging immigrants and established members of the community.

Ms. Guinup recently launched Musically Spoken, a business consultancy working with companies such as Amazon to apply singing principles to help people use their voice to be better understood and connect with others in deep and meaningful ways.

Ms. Guinup recently launched Musically Spoken, a business consultancy working with companies such as Amazon to apply singing principles to help people use their voice to be better understood and connect with others in deep and meaningful ways.


I don't sing
because I'm happy;
I'm happy
because I sing.

WILLIAM JAMES