A versatile and sought-after pianist, vocalist, and administrator, Erin Henke’s virtuosic technique and sensitive musicianship consistently leave a lasting impression. A fourth-generation Montanan, Erin Henke’s passions stem from a love of home and the excitement of exploration. New music lies at the center of her musical world and informs her playing at its core.
With over 10 years of experience in collaborative music in both piano and voice, Erin strives to equally integrate both interests into her professions. Erin has held numerous positions at churches and schools as both a pianist and vocalist, as well as in professional choirs, including a vocal fellow position with the two-time Grammy award-winning choir, The Crossing.
Erin’s skills as both a vocalist and a pianist specifically provide her with a deep understanding of her vocal collaborators and allow her to accompany them with an ease of flow and precision.
As a soloist, Erin has performed as both a pianist and a vocalist with the Montana State University Symphony for the Montana State University Concerto Competition Winner’s Concert in 2016 and 2018 respectively. She has also performed as the soprano soloist for 3 annual concerts of Handel’s “Messiah” at the First Presbyterian Church of Bozeman, MT, as part of their Mainly Music series, and as the soprano soloist for the Bozeman Symphony’s 2018 performance of Faure’s Requiem.
As a collaborator, Erin has had the pleasure of performing a multitude of genres and art forms, from musicals to operas, to world premiere choral works. In 2017 she was selected as the accompanist for Montana All-State Choir and was recently the rehearsal accompanist for a performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro by the Boston Opera Collaborative. Erin also has a love for singing in a choral setting – she is a member of the Montana-based professional choir, Roots in the Sky, with which she recently performed the world premiere of in nature by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, David Lang, in collaboration with The Crossing.
Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a minor in German, and an Honors Baccalaureate, magna cum laude, from Montana State University–Bozeman in 2018, where she studied both piano and voice. She currently holds the position of Director of Music Ministries and Office Administration at First Baptist Church of Nashua, NH, and greatly enjoys organizing her office, hiking in the mountains, and conversing with her cat, Barbara.
Erin is currently pursuing her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, where she holds a graduate fellowship as an accompanist. She studies piano with Steinway Artist Dr. Spencer Myer and voice with Prof. Angela Gooch.