Erin Calata, mezzo-soprano
Erin Calata is an emerging mezzo-soprano in the Seattle-Tacoma area. She is a seasoned soloist, recitalist and chorister, performing a wide variety of genres including Early and Baroque music, opera, and New Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Pacific Lutheran University and completed her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Arizona State University. She has sung professionally in the choruses of the Arizona Opera, Scottsdale Choral Artists, and Stuttgart Festival Ensemble in Germany, and placed in the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Solo Competition and the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional competition in Arizona.
Her interest in Early Music lead her to participate in the Accademia d’Amore summer program by Pacific Musicworks in Seattle and the Amherst Early Music Festival Baroque Academy in New London, Connecticut, which was followed by performances with Pacific Musicworks, the Texas Early Music Project, and Seattle’s Queen City Musicians. She was also recently chosen to sing as a 2014 New Young Artist with the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria, Texas. Presently, Mrs. Calata sings with the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union, directs the Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church choir and is an active voice teacher privately and at Pierce College in Puyallup, Washington. She is looking forward to more performances with Seattle’s Queen City Musicians and the Texas Early Music Project this year, along with a variety of vocal recitals and concerts in the Seattle area.