Biography

 

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Erin (McCaughin) Hackett is a mezzo-soprano who from a young age found a deep love and connection to singing and expression through music. She began her formal classical training while pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance under the instruction of Enrique Toral at San Diego State University where she was an active member of the SDSU Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. She then continued her academic studies in Utah, where she graduated with her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University in 2011. At BYU, she studied under Dr. Lawrence Vincent, and participated in Opera Workshop and Opera Scenes Performances.  Alongside her classical vocal studies, she kept busy with her participation in the university’s choirs, including the internationally recognized touring choir, the BYU Singers.

With the BYU Singers, Erin was afforded numerous performing opportunities, including performances with the King’s Singers and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, performing at the 2011 ACDA National Convention in Chicago, recording back-up vocals for recording artist Dallyn Vail Bayles, and participating in televised PBS broadcasts, including the choral and orchestral program, The Pilgrim’s Journey Home. Upon graduation, she relocated to San Diego to pursue her musical career. Erin was a winner of the 2011 FanFaire Foundation Messiah Soloists’ Competition, and sang the Alto arias in Handel's Messiah with the Greater San Diego Community Orchestra in December 2011. She has sung with Full Measure Carolers in their 2011-2013 and 2016 Holiday seasons. In 2015, Erin sang with the Goode Time Carolers of Dallas, joining the Los Angeles cast in 2016 where she sang at various special events in Los Angeles and Orange County, including Disneyland Resort. Erin is equally at home performing jazz and musical theatre repertoire. She began teaching voice and piano lessons in San Diego in 2011, and is currently accepting students of all ages and backgrounds into her studio located in Coronado village.

 

Erin Hackett • (619)537-9337 • erinhackettstudio@gmail.com