Based in Charlotte NC, Erin Palmer is Collaborative Pianist at the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. She also has a private coaching studio and spends each summer in Austria as a staff pianist for the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS). In her free time she studies at UNC-Greensboro as a doctoral candidate in Collaborative Piano.
A Georgia native, Erin taught high school for six years in Atlanta, followed by two years as a staff accompanist at Georgia State University. She has worked with many regional organizations including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition, Atlanta Opera, Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Opera Guild, and Opera Carolina.
Her training includes numerous festivals and language programs such as the Roger Vignoles Mentoring Program for Vocal Coaches, Alliance Française d’Atlanta, ActiLingua Academy (Vienna), SongFest, AIMS, and the Eastern Music Festival. Erin holds two performance degrees from Valdosta State University. She grew up in Douglas, Georgia, where she was a Torchbearer for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics. Aside from music, her favorite things to do are travel and eat.
You can follow Erin on Instagram (@travelingpianist) where she documents her travels and musical experiences.