A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Erin McCaughin is a mezzo-soprano who from a young age found a deep love and connection to singing and expression through music. She began her formal classical training while pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance under the instruction of Enrique Toral at San Diego State University where she was an active member of the SDSU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. She then continued her academic studies in Utah, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University in 2011. At BYU, she studied under Dr. Lawrence Vincent, and participated in Opera Workshop and Opera Scenes Performances. Alongside her classical vocal studies, she kept busy with her participation in the university’s choirs, including the internationally recognized touring choir, the BYU Singers.
With the BYU Singers, Erin was afforded numerous performing opportunities, including performances with the King’s Singers and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and participating in televised PBS broadcasts, including the choral and orchestral program, The Pilgrim’s Journey Home. In 2011, she performed with the BYU Singers at the ACDA National Convention in Chicago and toured Colorado and Wyoming for two weeks. Upon graduation, Erin relocated to San Diego to pursue her musical career. She sang with Full Measure Carolers in their 2011 Holiday season. Erin was a winner of the 2011 FanFaire Foundation Messiah Soloists’ Competition, and sang the Alto arias from Handel’s Messiah with the Greater San Diego Community Orchestra, directed by Angela Yeung, in December 2011. She continues to pursue local performing opportunities and is equally at home performing jazz and musical theatre repertoire. Erin teaches voice and piano lessons at Prodigy School of Arts, and is currently accepting students of all ages and musical backgrounds. Erin is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.