With students of any age, I focus on creating a strong understanding of the fundamentals for their playing using both traditional methods (exercises from the great pedagogues such as Moyse, Taffanel, and Gaubert) as well as new techniques from contemporary musicians. My main goal is that through a strong foundation and a learned ability to ask the right questions, students are able to transform into well-rounded musicians with the ability to face challenges, both musical and non-musical, head on.
Erin holds an M.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst studying under Christopher Krueger and a B.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Southern Maine studying under Jean Rosenblum. Additionally, she has attended masterclasses at Le Domaine Forget, the Julius Baker Masterclass and the ARIA International Summer Music Academy performing in masterclasses with Alexa Still, Marya Martin, Susan Hoeppner, Mathieu Dufour, Conor Nelson, and Robert Dick. Erin studied piano with Victoria Bartlett for two years before continuing on to study with Phil Burns at the University of Southern Maine.
Based in Southern New Hampshire, Erin Dubois is a freelance flutist, teacher, and collaborative artist specializing in new music dedicated to promoting new music through performance and educational programs. She has appeared throughout New England as a soloist, teacher, and clinician, as well as a member of various ensembles.
Erin is currently the principal flutist with the Nashua Chamber Orchestra and plays second/third flute with the New Hampshire Philharmonic. Erin has also performed with The Tim Janis Ensemble, Duo Dubois (a flute and percussion duo with her husband Kyle Dubois), and various orchestras and chamber ensembles including the Refugee Orchestra Project, the Precious Metals Flute Ensemble, and the Belmont Festival Orchestra. She has performed extensively throughout New England on Contemporary Music tours with pianist Andrew D’Antonio.
One of Erin’s main passions is teaching. In addition to teaching at MCMS, Erin is on the faculty at the Concord Community Music School in Concord, NH, and Lowell Learns in Lowell, MA. She also maintains a private studio in Nashua, NH and she directs the Litchfield High School Flute Choir. Her students have been successful in All-State Auditions, Performance Competitions, and auditions at various masterclasses and camps. In addition to teaching flute, Erin also teaches Beginner Piano Lessons and has experience working with beginners of all ages.