ERIN SWEETMAN

Erin Sweetman completed a Bachelor of Music from the Newcastle Conservatorium with First Class Honours. She studied under Ann O’Hearn and Natalia Ricci, and has achieved the Licentiate and Associate Diploma of Music in both Piano and Clarinet with distinction.

As a soloist, Erin toured to China in 2006 and performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Newcastle Wind Orchestra. She has made regular appearances on Banney’s Baton Banter and has performed in the Newcastle Art Gallery Concert Series.

Erin has been accompanying the Hunter Singers since 2012. In that time, she has toured internationally to USA, China and the UK performing at the World Choir Games in Cincinatti during 2012 and the Llangollen Eisteddfod in 2016. She has also accompanied the choir during national tours to Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra and performed with the choir for Classic FM Live. Throughout her work with the choir, Erin has had the privilege of playing for premieres and workshopping repertoire with composers such as Paul Jarman, Stephen Leek, Sally Whitwell, Dan Walker and David Banney.

Erin has accompanied many esteemed performers such as Margery Smith, Anthea Scott-Mitchell, Christopher Allan, Michael Leighton Jones, Miriam Allan, William Barton, Christ Church Camerata Quartet, David Banney, Deborah Humble, Jennifer Barnes, Paul Bevan and Waxing Lyrical.

In 2016, Erin attended the Music Director Intensive at Goodspeed Opera House in New York and has recently recorded with Cellist, Anthea Scott-Mitchell which will be released in the coming months.

Erin is currently working at Newcastle Grammar School where she teaches High School music. In this role, Erin has a number of private piano students and also tutors woodwind players in the NGS Symphony Orchestra. She accompanies HSC students and the Chamber Choir while enjoying her role as the Music Director in the annual musical production.

Erin Sweetman in the 2018 Newcastle Music Festival