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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 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.

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

Professional Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

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)
  • Classroom music teacher at an educational institution

My Primary Instrument

  • Baton

My Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • GarageBand
  • MainStage

Affiliations

  • MAESTRA
  • NAfME

Pronouns

  • She/Her