Erin is a classically trained saxophonist, but prefers the term cross-genre saxophonist as she can be seen performing in all genres of music on all saxophones. In 2010 Erin received a Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). In 2011 Erin completed an honours research degree with first class honours, which focused on career pathways for the twenty-first century classical tenor saxophonist.
During Erin’s studies in Perth she received many awards and scholarships. Most notable of these were receiving honouree recognition by the Dean of Education and Arts, Edith Cowan University 2009, winning the Barbara MacLeod Scholarship awarded to the top performing student at WAAPA 2011, achieving the top woodwind performer in the same year and becoming a member of the Golden Key International Society, exclusively for high achieving students.
With the funding received from the Barbara Macleod scholarship Erin travelled to England for a 3 month international journey, which was self organised to improve her saxophone abilities, to make musical contacts and to experience live music from different parts of the world. This journey began at the internationally established, World Saxophone Congress held in St Andrews, where she was selected to perform as the youngest Australian delegate a 30 minute recital of self commissioned works for tenor saxophone and piano, to showcase local Western Australian compositions.
In 2013/14 Erin moved to Manchester, UK and completed a Masters of Performance degree with a first at The Royal Northern College of Music, under the guidance of Rob Buckland and Andy Scott. During her Masters Erin was selected to perform in a series of concerts with the prestigious Netherlands Blazers Ensemble (NBE). Erin was further invited to perform with the NBE for their esteemed New Years Concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. While at the RNCM Erin won the RNCM concerto competition performing Jacob Ter Veldhuis’ Tallahatchie Concerto, was awarded The Stan Barker Memorial Prize for Jazz Improvisation, and during her final semester, Erin recorded her first album, receiving 100% for her efforts. This album, After the Moment, was launched at the 2015 Strasbourg World Saxophone Congress.
Since performing at both St Andrews and Strasbourg’s World Saxophone Congress’s Erin has focussed on her international performing career and has now performed at 5 international saxophone events.
Erin is the head of saxophone at the University of Western Australia, and tutors at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Erin is also the saxophone tutor for Wesley College, Mercedes College and Corpus Christi College.
Erin regularly performs with the Malaysian Philharmonic (MPO) and The Western Australian Symphonic Orchestras (WASO), and can also be seen performing around Perth, Western Australia, performing with The Oz Big Band, The award winning Perth Cabaret Collective, RC and Friends and the exciting saxophone quartet, Just Sax. Erin also is the director for the Metro Big Band.
Alongside her teaching and performing career she also runs a successful repair business Just Sax Repairs, which has been a passion of Erin’s for many years.
Erin aspires to become an internationally renowned performer, promoter and tutor of the saxophone and is determined, as a life goal, to make Perth, Western Australia a sought after place to study saxophone.