Erin L. Barnes: Erin loves being part of the group of dynamic performers and wonderful friends that is Bella Voce. She started with BV shortly after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Jacksonville University School of Music, where she earned awards for outstanding achievements in performance in solo voice, choral singing, and musical theatre ventures. She was also awarded the Deans Choice Award for Excellence in Music. Since then, Erin has been busy throughout the region, performing with Bella Voce, the Milestones Jazz Trio, The Jacksonville Lyric Opera (touring ensemble), First Coast Opera, and with local theatres like Orange Park Theatre, Players by the Sea, and the Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine. She has been a featured soloist with the River City Band and the First Coast Chorus. Some of her favorite roles included “Nancy” in Oliver!, the “Queen” in Cinderella, “Abigail” in Finding the Sun, “Jezebel” in Gene Nordan's touring production of Piano Bar, and with ensemble casts in Side by Side by Sondheim and Godspell. She has been thrilled to perform the lead roles in two original productions, as “Cathy” in Wuthering Heights, the Musical and as “Callie” in He Was a Stranger. When not performing, Erin operates a busy private studio with over 40 voice and piano students, and shares her love of the stage with classes in acting and home school theatre at the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach, where she recently formed a glee club for young people called Hot Notes. She cherishes her starring role as wife to fellow BV cast member Matt Barnes, and as mom to 3 children - Ethan, Cason and Clara.

 

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