Erin Buschiazzo joined the Pasadena Community Orchestra in 2009. She has been playing the violin since she was four years old. Originally from the Bay Area, her interest in music was sparked by her father, a music teacher and trombonist. Over the years, she has performed in several ensembles, including the Young Artists Symphony Orchestra, in which she toured Washington D.C., Australia, and New Zealand as the concertmaster. She began playing in pit orchestras in 1999 with Piedmont Light Opera Theater’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. Since then, she has performed with various companies in many other musicals, including Guys and Dolls, Hello Dolly, Carousel, and The King and I. Erin attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, and graduated magna cum laude with degrees in both Music Education and Violin Performance. While at Pacific, she performed with the University Symphony Orchestra and was the concertmaster for her senior year.
Erin discovered a passion for teaching while working as a counselor and music instructor at the Cazadero Performing Arts Camp in Cazadero, CA. Since then, she has become a California credentialed music teacher and has worked closely with teachers trained in Orff-Schulwerk and Kodàly. She completed her Orff-Schulwerk levels training at the San Francisco School under the direction of Doug Goodkin, and is currently working at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. In addition to teaching young musician classes on campus, Erin teaches general music at Jefferson Elementary through the Conservatory’s outreach program.