Erin Finkelstein – Clarinet
Clarinetist Erin Finkelstein is in demand as an orchestral and chamber musician. She performs frequently with The Phoenix Symphony and Arizona Opera, and has been featured on the Phoenix Downtown Chamber Series. In the summer, Erin performs with the world-class Carmel Bach Festival. Prior to moving to Arizona, Erin performed regularly with most of the professional orchestras and opera companies in Northern California. She has participated in summer festivals at the National Orchestral Institute, Domaine Forget Festival, and the Bear Valley Festival.
As an advocate for chamber music, Erin has been involved in building local chamber ensembles wherever she has resided. As a member of Urban Nocturnes, she enjoys celebrating the repertoire combination provided with the unique instrumentation. Erin performed with the Mill Ave Chamber Players where she can be heard on two CD’s. Erin has played on multiple seasons with the 50 year-old Pacific Arts Woodwind Quintet, residence at the University of the Pacific.
As a passionate educator, runs a pre-college studio in clarinet and piano, and has held teaching positions at the University of the Pacific and California State University. Erin holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of the Pacific and Arizona State University and continued studies at Mannes College of Music in New York City.
As a Guild certified Feldenkrais Practitioner with over 15 years’ experience, Erin helps people to move, sense, feel and think with more ease and grace. Her in-person Feldenkrais practice at Sound Movement Services LLC encompasses helping and educating a wide range of people; from children with Cerebral Palsy, to professional Musicians, the aging population, and everyone in-between. She has presented at the Feldenkrais national conference, the Feldenkrais Summit, and has been featured on numerous podcasts. With her online practice, you can find access to course and a learning library with over 120 Awareness Through Movement lessons at www.erinfinkelstein.com. She is a founding member of MIGSE, the Musicians’ International Group for Somatic Education.