Mezzo-soprano Erika Bourque joined the faculty of Areté Music Academy in 2011. She is the headteacher of Areté Young Voices, a vocal group for age 8-14. In addition, she teaches piano beginner group classes as well as private lessons for piano and voice.
Originally from Connecticut, Ms. Bourque has been teaching since 2008 and has taught at various institutions prior to joining Areté Music Academy, including the MARS Program at The Rectory School and the Westminster Choir College. She completed her master of music degree in voice pedagogy and performance from Westminster Choir College and bachelor of music degree in voice performance from the University of Connecticut.
As a concert soloist, Ms. Bourque has sung with the West Jersey Chamber Music Society, the UConn Symphonic Orchestra, and Sinfonietta Nova of Princeton, to name a few. Recent concert performances include Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Sparrow Mass, Handel’s Pauken Mass, as well as the world premiere of The Sleepers by living composer Philip Rice. Ms. Bourque was a 2011 CoOPERAtive Fellow, a Resident Artist with the Martha Cardona Theatre of Brooklyn, and has received awards in competitions with Lakes Region Opera Company, Opera Theatre of Connecticut, and Westminster Choir College.
Ms. Bourque currently resides in Teaneck, New Jersey, with her husband. To learn more about Erika please visit her Linkedin page