Emily

ERICKSON

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A BRIEF HISTORY

Emily Erickson is a Minnesota-bred, New York-based educator, performer, music director, vocal coach, and composer. 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.

As a Music Director, Emily has worked with theatrical directors John Simpkins, Kyle Pleasant, and Ronit Muszkatblit, among others, at NYC 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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NEWS

August 2019

Emily is serving as music director, piano/conductor, and writing vocal arrangements for the upcoming Off-Broadway debut of Kyle Reid Hass and Jeremy Swanton's new musical Contact High at Ars Nova's Theater 511. The show runs August 15th - September 7th. Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35107/production/1014717

July 2019

Emily is collaborating for the third time on Gethsemane Herron-Coward and Katherine Wilkinson's new play LORDES as part of the Ice Factory Festival at the New Ohio Theatre. Emily has been a part of devising the vocal and physical work in the piece and serves as its music director working under composer Aviva Jaye.

May 2019

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.

May 2019

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.

March 2019

Emily collaborated with Tony-winning composer and lyricist Mark Hollmann and television writers Dave Caplan and Allen ZIpper on an Equity reading of their new musical Age of Power at the Wallis Annenberg Theater in Los Angeles. She served as Assistant Music Director and Copyist on the reading.

January 2019

Emily is composing original music, commercial jingles, and dystopian soundscape in Anna Jastrzembski's world-premiere play A Modest Proposal, based on Kurt Vonnegut's short story 2 B R 0 2 B. Jenna Hoffmann directs. January 25-27 at Cherry Lane. 

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