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Erika R. Gamez

Erika R. Gamez

Biography

From Central California, Erika relocated to San Diego in 2018 after four years as a music educator to pursue a M.M. in Conducting from SDSU on a full-ride scholarship, studying under Dr. Shannon Kitelinger. While in San Diego, she premiered two new musicals as music director for Luann comic strip creator Greg Evans, music directed a local production of LITTLE WOMEN and MISS YOU LIKE HELL, and conducted academic wind ensembles in concert year-round.

Erika has worked closely with Broadway pit alum Rob Meffe as his rehearsal accompanist and pianist for SDSU’s productions of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and SHE LOVES ME. She was also the music director for the La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival performances of ALLEGORY, co-directed by Sammi Cannold and Emily Maltby with music and lyrics by Ari Afsar. Erika recently wrapped her first national tour as MD/Key 1 for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL and will music direct ON YOUR FEET! at the John W. Engeman Theater this season.

Erika currently resides in Manhattan with her partner composer Andrew Esquer.

M.M. Conducting, San Diego State University
B.A. Music Education, Fresno State

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • Tours

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Music Assistant
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

My Primary Instrument

  • Baton/Piano

My Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • GarageBand
  • MainStage
  • QLab

Affiliations

  • MAESTRA
  • NAfME

Pronouns

  • She/Her