Erin Chenard is an active member of NATS, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, is on the voice faculty at the Portland Conservatory of Music, and also teaches at her private studio in Bath, Maine. Her voice students have successfully auditioned for Maine District and All-State honors choruses as well as NATS song festivals, been cast in musical theatre productions, and gained acceptance into college and university voice performance programs. Erin is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and the University of Southern Maine School of Music and holds an M.M. in Voice Pedagogy and Performance.
Ms Chenard is a classically trained soprano who sings professionally throughout Maine and New England. She regularly performs with the St. Mary Schola, an early music ensemble devoted to the performance of master works from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras. Ms Chenard has performed as a soloist with the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra, the Calderwood Consort, Music’s Quill, the Downeast Singers and Mozart Mentors Orchestra; she sang in the Westminster Symphonic Choir in the New York Philharmonic’s 2006 broadcast of Handel’s Messiah and has appeared at the Boston and Portland Early Music Festivals. She made her Boston debut in 2008 at Jordan Hall in Yeomen of the Guard with the Bostonians Opera Company, and was a featured artist at Portland’s Victoria Mansion in the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Gala. Operatic roles include First Lady in The Magic Flute, Euridice in L’Orpheo and Phyllis in Iolanthe.