Erin Cameron enjoys a diverse career as a clarinetist, composer, and educator. She serves as Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Her clarinet playing has been heard in performances across the country, including appearances with the North Texas Wind Symphony, Dallas Winds, Toledo Symphony, and on the recent CD release “Love Songs/Duets” by Kory Reeder on Wandelweiser Records. Erin is an active educator and has also served as the Clarinet Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas and previously maintained an active clarinet studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
An avid proponent of new music, she has performed over 30 world and regional premieres of new works by Kirsten Broberg, Amy Dunker, Weston Olencki, Adam Kennaugh, and many others. Her compositions have been performed in collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Chicago’s Zafa Collective, and Pittsburgh’s Kamratōn. Recently, she was invited to perform at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Reno, Nevada; at the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria, Texas as Winner of the 2020 Emerging Artists Competition; and as a participant in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in Lucerne, Switzerland (these events were cancelled due to COVID-19). She also holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Bowling Green State University, and Northwestern University.
This summer, Dr. Cameron will perform Bantam Winds, written by composer Celka Ojakangas and commissioned by the Bantam Winds, at the 2022 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest Conference in Reno, Nevada. The conference will also feature the premiere of Cameron’s new solo clarinet work written for Lucas Gianini.
As winner of the 2020-21 Victoria Bach Festival Emerging Artist Competition, Dr. Cameron was featured in a virtual concert on June 7, 2020 and performed a recital on November 7, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Victoria, Texas.
Dr. Cameron has performed as a guest artist at the Texas A&M Commerce Clarinet Colloquium, University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival, and the Northwestern University New Music Conference. She has presented master classes across the United States, including the University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of Virginia, and University of Texas Arlington.
Chamber Music Projects
Comprised of Arkansas State University faculty Kristin Leitterman (oboe), Erin Cameron (clarinet), and Juli Buxbaum (horn), this all-female trio was formed in August 2020 out of a desire to safely continue to make live music during the pandemic. This desire has now grown into a multi-faceted mission of bringing chamber music to digital audiences as well as exploring the creation of new works for this unique instrumentation, most notably spotlighting the works of underrepresented composers.
Named after the bantam, which may refer to a small and feisty person, boxer, or chicken, this spirited trio seeks to provide an active performance schedule promoting chamber music and educational outreach throughout Northeast Arkansas.
Based In Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Debut album will be released at the end of 2023.
Sonoren, comprised of members Sarah Jay (voice/electronics), Jessica Stearns (alto saxophone), and Erin Cameron (bass clarinet) is an all-female free improvisation trio.
The group’s name is a portmanteau of the words “siren” (both in reference to a loud warning signal and to mythical female sea creatures) and “sonorous” (as in, to sound). Sonoren’s sonic palette exists between contemporary classical music, free jazz, noise music, and electronic pop.
Their debut album will be released at the end of 2023.