Erik is an Edmonton-based musician who has been widely recognized for his musical versatility, including music direction, collaboration, studio and improv performances, and musical education. Locally, he has won a Sterling award for his work on The Last Five Years (Theatre Network) and being nominated for Drat! The Cat! (Plain Jane) and Honk (Grindstone Theatre). Additionally, Erik has composed music for beloved fairy tales Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Robin Hood for Fort Edmonton Park, and What Gives, An Expert Guide to the Entirety of Music and The Nutcracker Unhinged with Teatro la Quindicina.
Erik has performed in over 700 shows with the Alberta Opera touring company, including Hansel and Gretel, and has worked with the Citadel Young Companies both as an educator and as music director for Heathers.
Utilizing his musical improv skills, Erik is also a member of Rapid Fire Theatre’s ensemble, has toured the North American fringe circuit with 11 O’Clock Number, provided music for many shows including Off Book: The Improvised Musical and has played with internationally renowned improv companies including Die-Nasty, Rocket Sugar Factory (Austria) and i Bugairdini (Italy).
At heart, Erik is always learning and developing his craft and is a devoted student of jazz. In his spare time, he is part of a trio for hire for private functions.