Erin Elizabeth Palmer received her first musical instruction at an early age from her mother and father, learning piano, violin and voice. For five years, Erin studied piano with Solveig Lunde Madsen and won second place in the 1996 Utah State Fair Competition.
In the summer of 1997, Erin toured Europe with the Utah Ambassadors of Music as their accompanist. That same year, Erin began her voice training with Betty Jeanne Chipman, and sang as a “Salute to Youth” soloist with the Utah Symphony in 1998. She has twice soloed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the “Music of the Spoken Word” broadcast.
Erin is currently attending the Eastman School of Music as a Howard Hanson Scholar, studying voice with Carol Webber. During the past three years, Erin has performed with the Eastman Opera Theatre as Flora in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea. She is an active participant of the Eastman Collegium Musicum directed by Paul O’Dette, having recently performed two operas of Purcell, as well as the title role in Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo.