Faculty Bio

Erin C. Lippard, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music

Director, Vocal Studies and Interim Coordinator of Theatre


  • B.M. (Voice), James Madison University
  • M.M. (Voice), Indiana University School of Music
  • D.M.A. (Voice), University of Colorado


  • Applied Voice Lessons
  • Introduction to Music Literature
  • Opera/Musical Theatre

Research Interests

  • Pedagogical Considerations and Practical Applications for Musical Theater Repertoire in the Applied Studio and Performance Class
  • Concept to Construction: Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel


  • Recipient of the Sue Conrad/C. Dickson Titus Scholarship, University of Colorado
  • Finalist in the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Competition, Denver, Colorado
  • 2nd Place Winner, Austrian American Society Competition, Wilmington, DE
  • Winner of the JMU Concerto Competition, James Madison University
  • Recipient of the Linda Betz Frazier Scholarship, James Madison University

Recent Performances

  • Flatiron Trio chamber music recital as part of Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church Concert Series, Wilmington, DE (2014)
  • York College of Pennsylvania Faculty Chamber Recital, Familiar and Forgotten Treasures from the Baroque (2013)
  • York College of Pennsylvania Faculty Recital, Nocturnes and Novelties (2012)
  • "The Four Loves" an examination of the four Greek forms of love as demonstrated through song and aria, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX (2010)
  • Collaborative lecture and recital of Joaquin Rodrigo's "Quatro Madrigales Amatorios,", El Paso, TX


  • Assistant Professor of Vocal Studies, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
  • Instructor of Music, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Instructor of Music, Front Range Community College, Westminster, CO
  • Instructor of Music, Rocky Mountain Center for the Musical Arts, Lafayette, CO
  • Teaching Assistant of Music, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO