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ABOUT ME

Erin A. Paul is currently playing fourth horn for the Florida Grand Opera and Palm Beach Symphony, and is freelancing in Miami and New York City. She recently returned to the United States after spending the 2012-2013 season in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina playing fourth horn for the Sarajevska Filharmonija. The Sarajevo Philharmonic supports the Bosnian National Theater, performing symphonic repertoire, opera and ballet throughout the season.

Prior to her appointment in Sarajevo, Erin was an active freelance musician in the Las Vegas area. She performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic in the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and in Broadway shows on the Strip. She earned her Master of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2012, studying with Bill Bernatis.

A Connecticut native, Erin earned her bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in music history and horn performance, studying with NYC freelancers Dan Grabois (Meridian Arts Ensemble) and Peter Reit (American Ballet Theater, Phantom of the Opera). While freelancing in the Hartford area, Erin has performed with the Goodspeed Opera House, Hartford Opera Theater, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and the Rocky Hill Town Theater.

Erin has performed with a variety of summer festival orchestras, including the Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra, Franco-American Vocal Academy (PĂ©rigueux, France), Sewanee Summer Music Festival and Lake Tahoe Orchestral Academy.

Erin's blog "Horn in Real Life" documents her experiences in Sarajevo and beyond, and can be found at http://www.erinapaul.com/blog.

Erin is based in NYC, and lives with her partner Aleks and their furry child Rudy.


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WORK HISTORY

Freelancer at Fiverr.com from 2014 to present
I offer web services, content creation and more on Fiverr.com. Check out my gigs! http://www.fiverr.com/users/erinapaul

Horn at AFM, Local 802 from 2014 to present
Freelance hornist in NYC area, including Wicked the Broadway Musical.

4th Horn at Florida Grand Opera/Palm Beach Symphony from 2013 to present
Happiness Engineer at Automattic from 2013 to 2014
I contracted 5 weeks with Automattic in a remote position providing tech support for WordPress.com bloggers. I answered support tickets and forum postings through independent research and blog testing. The company is distributed, and communicated through IRC chat, Skype and internal blogs.

Owner at FancyDog Web Design from 2012 to present
I design and build websites for performing artists. http://www.fancydogwebdesign.com

Fourth horn at Sarajevo Philharmonic from 2012 to 2013
Fourth horn for 2012-2013 season, playing symphony, opera and ballet repertoire.

Substitute Horn at Las Vegas Philharmonic from 2012 to 2012
Webmaster at UNLV Bands from 2011 to 2012
Build and maintain bands website using iWeb '08.

Part-Time Instructor Graduate Assistant at University of Nevada Las Vegas from 2010 to 2012
Teach and grade three 100-level courses: MUS 101 for non-majors, MUS 102E and 102F (remedial theory and sightsinging) for majors.

Hornist at Freelance Musician from 2007 to present
Freelance hornist and private lesson teacher in NYC.

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EDUCATION

MMus at University of Nevada-Las Vegas from 2010 to 2012
Part-Time Instructor GA - taught 3 classes

BMus at University of Hartford from 2005 to 2010



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Miguel wrote on LinkedIn: "I worked with Erin as an accompanist. Erin successfully combines professional musicianship with a down-to-earth approach to the rehearsal/teaching process, which allows to bring out the best results in most musicians, in all environments."

Justin wrote on LinkedIn: "Erin Paul is, quite frankly, one of the most gifted musicians I know. In the ensemble, she is a musical force that can not be shaken no matter how demanding the piece. In the classroom, her charisma and passion for the material help her students maintain understanding and remain engaged. All this, and she is amazingly fun to know and has a truly stand up personality. You should not be without her. I know I can't. - Justin Raines"

Doug wrote on LinkedIn: "Erin did a great job managing studio operations, promoting the business through social media, helping with music related projects all while attending college. In addition, she was point person for a new summer outdoor concert series and managed it's operation for two years. This often required the delicate juggling of client's needs and performers egos. I'm happy to report that series now enters it's fourth season and is a resounding success. Erin's a motivated self-starter who was a tremendous asset to my company. A team player possessed with a positive attitude and hard work ethic. I heartily recommend her to any quality organization. Just don't ask her to play blues on the French Horn!"

Cathryn wrote on LinkedIn: "I worked with Erin for several years in various different large ensembles as well as in a wind quintet we had together. In addition to consistently coming to rehearsal on time and well-prepared, she always projected a positive and constructive attitude with an excellent sense of humor. She is an exemplary collaborator, both as a team player and ensemble leader. An accomplished horn player and musician, she is always open-minded and fearless toward trying out new musical ideas, genres, or formats. I would heartily recommend Erin to anyone looking for a great horn player who is an all-around joy to work with."

Joseph wrote on LinkedIn: "Erin is a consummate professional. Not only does she have an A+ personality and vast knowledge of webdesign, she is organized, creative, patient, and responds to inquiries immediately! I give Erin my absolute highest recommendation, and look forward to working with her on future projects."

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