About Erin Guinup

Erin Guinup is an active concert performer, conductor, voice teacher and public speaker. A classically-trained soprano, Erin Guinup has performed a wide range of operatic and musical theatre repertoire with ensembles including Northwest Repertory Singers, Ensign Symphony and Tacoma Concert Band and her internationally performed one-woman show “The Ladies of Lyric and Song: Female Composers and Lyricists of the American Musical Theatre” has been praised as “an amazing tour-de-force." She is an acclaimed voice teacher whose students have appeared on Broadway, regional theatre and operatic stages and TV’s The Voice, American Idol and America’s Got Talent. Erin is the conductor of the Tacoma Refugee Choir, has directed the world premiere of Mark Mitchell and Orson Scott Card’s He is There and conducts well-attended annual performances of Rob Gardner's Lamb of God. She is a frequent clinician and international speaker on musical topics and hosts the "Why We Sing" podcast. Her Musically Spoken workshops guide teams and Fortune 100 companies to encourage healthy communication and teamwork as individuals find their voice figuratively and physically and she has worked with speakers for TEDx talks and presentations for major corporations. She is a proud member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), currently serving as Western Washington District Governor, and serves as organist and children's music leader at her church.

Some other fun but unimportant facts about me:

• I love being outside. Feel free to invite me along for a hike, kayak trip or other outdoor adventure.
• My kids say I post on Facebook too much. Feel free to friend me there or follow me on Twitter and Instagram (which I don’t post to nearly as much) or subscribe to my channel on YouTube (pretty please).
• I have successfully burned hard-boiled eggs….more than once.
• I enjoy working out and taking boxing and yoga classes.
• I love Family History and have found that I'm distantly related to Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, Walt Disney, Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley, as well as several US Presidents. (Who are you related to? Check out familysearch.org and relativefinder.org)
• I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and my faith is very important to me. To learn more, check out comeuntochrist.org
• I have a sister who looks like my identical twin but is actually 7 years younger than me and she is a brilliant photographer. Check her work out at KatHennessey.com.
• The rest of my family is equally awesome and my life is better because of them.