Erin Palmer is a pianist who loves music and travel. Based in Charlotte, she can be heard playing recitals, voice competitions, musical theater, weddings, and the occasional cocktail party. When away from the piano, she can be found hiking, kayaking, eating great food, or traveling to another country to do these things. She recently joined the Music Department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a Collaborative Pianist, and she also maintains a private vocal coaching studio. She spends her summers in Graz, Austria, as a pianist for the American Institute of Musical Studies.
While in graduate school, Erin studied abroad in Paris, which marked the beginning of a life-long fascination with the relationship between travel, language and music. Shortly afterward, an internship with an opera company introduced her to the world of vocal repertoire, and she became hooked. Today, she has continued that collaboration with many organizations including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Marcello Giordani International Voice Competition, Atlanta Opera, and Opera Carolina. She has also participated in numerous festivals and language programs including the Roger Vignoles Mentoring Program for Vocal Coaches, Alliance Française d’Atlanta, SongFest, and the Eastern Music Festival. Erin holds performance degrees from Valdosta State University. She grew up in Douglas, Georgia, where she was a Torchbearer for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics.