Erin M. Smith is a classically-trained soprano, teacher, arts administrator, and arts advocate.
As a soprano, Erin has performed leading roles in operas with notable New England Organizations such as Opera Providence, Cape Cod Opera, Boston Opera Collaborative, Mass Opera, Opera del West, Piccola Opera, Opera NH, and more. Erin has also appreared as an orchestral soloist in operatic concerts with The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and Hillyer Festival Orchestra. As an oratorio soloist, Erin has appeared with notable New England organizations such as Portsmouth Pro Musica, Chorus North Shore, The Falmouth Chorale, The Concord Chorale, The Granite State Choral Society, Nashua Choral Society, The Portmsouth Symphony Orchestra, and more. An advocate for newly composed music, Erin has performed numerous works with the Boston New Music Initiative including those by Jessica Rudman, Emily Cooley, David Biedenbender, Timothy A. Davis, Dale Trumbore, and more.
As Music Educator, Erin has worked with elementary, middle school, high school, and college students. Erin worked for four seasons as a Teaching Artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild in the Urban Voices program. Erin taught lessons on vocal music with opera integration to students in grades K-4 in Lawrence and Lowell, MA. Erin currently works as a chorus and general music teacher in the Sanborn Regional School District where she teaches vocal music and conducts the district choirs in grades 6-12. Additionally, Erin serves as the High School Drama Club Director and directs the fall play and music directs the spring musical each year. Erin also teaches voice as a Lecturer of Fine Arts at Saint Anselm College, and operates her own private voice studio. Erin has previously served on the faculties of The Prodigy Program (Westwood, MA), The Bedford Youth Performing Company, and The Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC).
As an administrator, Erin was a founding member of the Boston New Music Initiative and served as the Artistic Director from 2010-2014. Erin is currently working to establish a chapter of Opera on Tap in NH, which was due to premiere in April 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19.