Erin McKibben is an active flutist and teacher currently residing in Southern California.
As a soloist, Erin has given acclaimed performances with several orchestras across the country. She has also appeared as a soloist at the National Flute Association Convention as a prize-winner of the Orchestral Excerpt Competition in New York City, and as a guest recital soloist at the National Flute Association convention in Las Vegas, 2012. In 2015, Erin appeared as a soloist alongside Claire Chase of the International Contemporary Ensemble in a project for 104 flutists at UCLA.
Erin has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, with artists such as Joshua Bell and David Zinman, as well as at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, Colburn’s Zipper Hall, and as soloist at the Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Erin is featured prominently on the University of Michigan Symphony Band release, Classic Structures, as well as wild Up’s latest album, Feather & Stone. She has worked closely with Emmy-award winning composer Michael Daugherty on a variety of projects and has recorded with the United Musicians Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles at Warner Brothers Studios.
As a chamber musician, Erin participated in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and has been heard on Santa Barbara’s classical music radio station as a featured artist. She also performs with the Mercury Trio (along with violist, Jacob Adams and pianist, Pascal Salomon).
Erin was also engaged as the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Pacific Northwest Chapter Conference of the College Music Society.
She holds a BM from the University of Puget Sound and a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Amy Porter as a fellow.
She is a Teaching Artist (Choir Director/Flute Instructor) for an El Sistema-inspired music program, the Incredible Children’s Art Network (based in Santa Barbara), and also serves as Director of the Santa Barbara School of Music.
Erin enjoys the wines and weather of Southern California, as well as singing and playing flute and pennywhistle with the Santa Barbara-based Irish Band, Dannsair.