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A BRIEF HISTORY
Emily Erickson is a Minnesota-bred, New York-based performer, music director, vocal coach, composer, and educator. Emily works as a teaching apprentice at NYU, directly assisting Daniel Spector in the Classical Studio in the Department of Drama. She also works as an accompanist and teaching artist at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Atlantic Acting School, and A Class Act New York. Emily's acting work has been seen in various NYC theaters and developmental readings and workshops.
As a Music Director, Emily has worked at various New York theaters including The York and the Theater at the 14th St. Y. She has also worked in U.S. cities including Houston, Detroit, Provincetown, Los Angeles, and more. She has also recently begun work as a vocal coach and music director on short and feature films. Emily works as a private voice and audition coach as well, and many of her clients have worked with her consistently for 3 years or more.
As a Composer, Emily has composed original music for new plays at Cherry Lane Theatre, Lenfest Center for the Arts, and New York University, and is currently working on her first full-length musical with her writing partner Delaney Amatrudo. She can be seen performing her original songs as a solo artist and performing as a keyboardist and vocalist with Ryan McCurdy + Arboretum at NYC venues such as Pine Box Rock Shop, The Bitter End, and Rockwood Music Hall.
Emily holds a B.F.A. in Drama and Bachelor's Certificate in Mathematics from New York University.
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Emily is serving as the Associate Music Director for the inaugural season of the J2 Spotlight Musical Theatre Company. The company's first season will consist of the musicals Seesaw, No Strings, and A Class Act. More information and tickets can be found at:
Emily is assistant directing and composing original music for NYU Tisch's The Classical Studio's fall rehearsal project of The Merchant of Venice performing November 22nd-25th at 721 Broadway in the Cabaret Theater.
Emily is performing in various roles and playing keys in the first-ever investor reading of White Rock Cliff, a new actor-musician musical by Ryan McCurdy and Ellie Pyle, at Funkadelic Studios on Sunday, November 10th.
Emily is composing original music and commercial jingles for the world-premiere of Anna Jasztrzembski's The Happy Garden of Life at The New Ohio Theatre. Performances October 18th-27th. Visit newohiotheatre.org for tickets.
Emily will also be playing Mary Jo Grey in an industry reading of The Portrait of Mrs. Hopper, a new American play by Aimée Sophie, on November 15th.
Emily is working as music director, copyist, and vocal coach on the upcoming musical film ABEY BABY under composer David Reiser and Music Supervisor Dana Haynes, starring Jimmie "JJ" Jeter and Danyel Fulton.