Erin Wood is an active and versatile musician, performing regularly with orchestras, choirs, and chamber ensembles throughout the Midwest region. Erin has been featured as a concerto soloist with the Sunflower Chamber Music Festival, Pittsburg Festival of Arts, Westwood Ensemble and Las Vegas Civic Symphony. She has served as Principal Harp and Guest Principal Harp of many ensembles including Reno Chamber Orchestra, Nevada Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Ozark Lyric Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, Topeka Symphony, Evansville Philharmonic, and Springfield Symphony.
Erin's first international performance was at the Seventh at the World Harp Congress in Prague as part of the only chamber ensemble selected for the Focus on Youth series. Major solo performances include the American Harp Society Institute in Los Angeles, AHS National Conference in New Orleans, Kansas City Harp Days, and at the Kurpiński Music School in Warsaw Poland. An avid chamber musician, she performs frequently with TRIO LAWRENCE, a flute, harp, viola trio, featured on KPR Live Day and the KMEA Conference.
She currently teaches at the University of Kansas and maintains a private studio. Erin is in demand as a teacher and clinician and has taught at the CIVEBRA Festival in Brazil, Midwest Music Camp, as well as masterclasses in Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, and Kansas City. Previous university positions include Washburn University, Baker University, Benedictine College, University of Nevada Reno, and Indiana University Southeast.
As a Governor's Scholar recipient, Erin attended Interlochen Arts camp on a full scholarship where she played with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Neemi Järvi. She is a prize winner in multiple competitions including the Prix Renié and the National Society of Arts and Letters. Erin studied with Susann McDonald at Indiana University where she earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Harp Performance as well as being awarded the Performer's Certificate. Other influential teachers include Ela Szymt, Jana Bouskova, and Kim Delibero Glennie.
Erin is a past American Harp Society Board Member, Midwest Regional Director, and currently serves as treasurer of the Kansas City Lyra Chapter.