• Corona del Mar High
Vocal Music Program
Laura Erath is both a performer and vocal coach throughout Southern California. Laura received her BFA in Vocal Music with a specialization in Opera from the University of California, Irvine. Laura has been trained in both musical theater and classical voice and has been performing in both genres for more than a decade, with her most recent production at the Irvine Barclay Theater in May, where she played the role of Mrs. Webb in Ned Rorem’s operatic rendition of the classic play, Our Town. In addition to her work as the PAMA vocal coach at CDM, Laura manages a private studio of her own students in both San Diego and Orange County, is the alto section leader at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Parish in Tustin, and is the associate vocal director of Peter Pan Junior Theater and Chook Theater, youth theater organizations that serve 4th-12th graders in San Diego. In addition to being involved in over 25 fully staged productions throughout Southern California, she has been the featured alto soloist in Mozart’s
Regina Coeli with UC Irvine’s top chamber ensemble, has performed solo sets in the American Art Song Alliance series, and reprised the role of Orfeo in an encore production of the concert version of Gluck’s
Orfeo ed Euridice in conjunction with the UC Irvine symphony orchestra. Laura has competed in choral competitions and performed throughout Europe and South Africa, placing 1st in multiple mixed chamber choir categories at the International Youth Music Festival in Bratislava, Slovakia. She has performed classical selections in master classes for notable musicians, such as mezzo-soprano Janet Hopkins and mezzo soprano, Dame Felicity Palmer. Laura has provided vocals for over 30 radio jingles in San Diego County and has been televised on KPBS as a featured singer in the
One World One Dream ensemble, which celebrated heroes within the San Diego community. Laura’s life is enriched by music and she feels lucky to share her experience and love of this craft with her students on a daily basis!