Mezzo-soprano Erin Jean Lillie enjoys an active, diverse career in concert, opera, and recital. A native of Sioux City, Iowa, she is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance at the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance as a student of Dr. Aidan Soder. Erin graduated from Briar Cliff University with a B.A. in Music (Vocal and Piano Performance) and Theatre and from the University of South Dakota with an M.M. in Vocal Performance. Her post-graduate work includes a teaching assistantship at the Asolo Song Festival in Asolo, Italy. Her recent engagements include a concert of contemporary American vocal works featuring texts from the Holocaust. Her operatic roles include Cecilia March (Little Women),
Olga Olsen (Street Scene), Madame de la Haltiè re (Cendrillon), Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti). Erin’s choral music resume includes appearances with the UMKC Conservatory Singers, the UMKC Bach’s Lunch series, GKCAGO Schola Cantorum, Te Deum Antiqua, and St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church. As an active teacher, Erin also maintains a private studio in Kansas City. Her future engagements include a concert of American vocal works featuring texts from the Holocaust.