Erin Craig (they/them & she/her) is, first and foremost, a musician. She and her partner Matthew currently make their home in Edmonton, along with their very cute tabby cat, Dale. She spends most of her time writing music for organ, piano, and choirs; planning activities for her choirs during COVID and beyond; performing and recording as a vocalist and keyboardist in safe and physically distanced ways; and contributing to the work and worship of Robertson-Wesley United Church as their interim music director.
When she's not doing music-related things, you can find her 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 her work as a choral conductor, her constant goal is to program repertoire from composers of diverse backgrounds at parity with, or over and above, music from the Western Classical canon. She believes 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 her.
Erin is also an avid composer and arranger. She specifically designs many of her pieces to fall outside typical genre categories, but if pressed, would describe her music as "fun and functional". She is well-versed in western classical styles as well as jazz, pop, rock, and other modern styles, and uses that knowledge to build bridges over genre boundaries.