Erin Craig (they/them) is, first and foremost, a musician. They and their partner Matthew currently make their home in Edmonton, along with their very cute tabby cat, Dale. They spend most of their time teaching their amazing studio of piano, voice, and theory students; writing music for choir, piano, and organ; conducting choirs and leading choir workshops; and performing and recording as an in-demand vocalist and keyboardists.
When they're not doing music-related things, you can find them playing video games, looking at cat videos online (seriously, so many cat videos), or writing stories.
Erin is a born and raised Edmontonian, and they are proud to be working and teaching in this vibrant arts community. They are an active choral conductor and music director (Accord Ensemble, Robertson-Wesley United Church) and an in-demand clinician and adjudicator for school and amateur choirs across Alberta. In addition to their work as a choral educator, they have an active performing and recording life as a vocalist (Pro Coro Canada) and keyboardist.
Erin taught arranging, ear training, music history, and theory for several years in the jazz music program at MacEwan University, and they currently maintain a small studio of private piano, voice, and music theory students.
Erin is a proud advocate for gender equality and diversity in music. In their work as a choral conductor, their constant goal is to program repertoire from composers of diverse backgrounds at parity with, or over and above, music from the Western Classical canon. They believe that performers and audiences alike are enriched by learning music outside the choral norms, and is constantly searching for music by composers yet unknown to them.
Erin is also an avid composer and arranger. They specifically design many of their pieces to fall outside typical genre categories, but if pressed, would describe their music as "fun and functional". They are well-versed in western classical styles as well as jazz, pop, rock, and other modern styles, and they use that knowledge to build bridges over genre boundaries.