Erin studied classical guitar, theory, and composition at the University of Washington and at Edinburgh University (United Kingdom). As a composer, he explores the harmonic richness and poignancy possible with an a cappella chorus. Most recently, his setting of portions of Psalm 103 was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest.

He has also played fingerstyle guitar for twenty years.  His recent album, Arrival, a collection of guitar/piano originals, was #1 on the NAR Radio  Airplay Chart for two months. Arrival was produced by Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill records. Erin’s compositions have appeared on radio and television. He lives in Seattle, Washington, where he also competes as a triathlete and frequently prays for more sun.