Dr. Erika Izaguirre is an active freelance performer and educator in New England, primarily based in Boston. She enjoys a career forming the minds of young brass musicians from underrepresented communities through her work in the Intensive Community Program in collaboration with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Erika also enjoys performing in local chamber groups, orchestras, and music theaters.
As a soloist, Erika has commissioned and premiered works in New York and abroad by composers John Wallace, Sean William Calhoun, and Jorge Bennett. She has also performed at the Fringe Festival and has recorded for the Blue on Blue Recording Studio and for Blue Lake Public Radio. Additionally, Dr. Izaguirre has soloed with Greece Symphony Orchestra and performed with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, and Symphoria.
Erika earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Eastman School of Music. Her primary teachers have included James Thompson, Wiff Rudd, Ray Sasaki, Boyde Hood, and Tom Stevens.
Currently, Erika is working on a project that highlights the music of Mexican composers through performances, publications, and presentations. In her spare time, she enjoys a good book, outdoor adventures, and experimenting with Mexican recipes.