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Erin Palmer

Pianist Erin Palmer is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she is a Collaborative Pianist at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte and a freelance pianist/coach in the Charlotte-metro area.  During summers, she is a Repetitor for the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) held in Graz, Austria.  This fall, she moves on to Montréal, Canada, to be part of the inaugural cohort for the 2022 Piano-Vocal Accompaniment Residency hosted by McGill University and Université de Montréal.

Always open to new opportunities, Erin has had a diverse career, having taught at both high school and collegiate levels as well as working freelance in multiple genres.  She has collaborated with organizations including the Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition, Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Atlanta Opera, Charlotte Symphony, and Opera Carolina.  Her training includes the Roger Vignoles Mentoring Program for Vocal Coaches, Alliance Française d’Atlanta, ActiLingua Academy (Vienna), SongFest, AIMS, and the Eastern Music Festival.  Erin holds two performance degrees from Valdosta State University (Georgia) and is currently a doctoral candidate (ABD) at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

A native of Douglas, Georgia, she was a Torchbearer for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.  In addition to making music with others, her favorite things to do are travel and eat.  Follow Erin on Instagram @travelingpianist where she documents her travels and experiences.  Visit her website for more information.