Tacoma Refugee Choir
May 19, 2022
Erin Guinup
Tacoma Refugee Choir

Erin Guinup is the founding Executive and Artistic Director of the Tacoma Refugee Choir.

She is a passionate advocate of community singing and the power of music to heal and unite communities. She has led community singing events and spoken at national conferences for Chorus America, National Association of Teachers of Singing, American Choral Director’s Association, and the International Congress of Voice Teachers in Stockholm, Sweden, and TEDxSeattle; and the world premiere of Orson Scott Card and Mark Mitchell’s He is There; singing with Israeli-Palestinian choir Common Ground Voices in Jerusalem and Europe; and vocal workshops with Fortune 100 companies including Amazon.

She is a composer and author, contributing to the books So You Want to Sing Music by Women and My Body Was Left on the Street: Music Education and Displacement. Most recently, Erin was named one of five Women to Watch by South Sound Magazine.