Dr. Erin Aldridge

Dr. Erin Aldridge
Dr. Erin Aldridge
Erin Aldridge Dr. Erin Aldridge
Professor, Orchestra, Violin
office. Holden Fine Arts & Applied Arts Center 1110
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Erin Aldridge has won numerous awards as both soloist and chamber musician and has been featured throughout Europe, South America, and the United States. She is a highly sought-after performer and pedagogue, and has been published in Strings Magazine. Dr. Aldridge maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist and chamber musician. She has been a soloist with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra, the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra, the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, and the Itasca Symphony Orchestra. She has been a guest artist at the Indiana University Summer Music Festival, Arizona State University, DePaul University Contemporary Concert Series, Madeline Island Music Camp, Ashland Chamber Music Series, National String Workshop, “Live at the Chazen” Concert Series, and has been broadcast on National Public Radio, the BBC, Minnesota Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

Erin Aldridge has several recordings, including her recording of Eugene Ysaÿe's Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27, and composer Justin Rubin's Constellatins for the MSR Classics label. In addition, she has done multiple recordings with acclaimed singer-songwriter Sara Thomsen as well as the Three Altos.

As a conductor, she has directed many ensembles around the state and has been the guest clinician for the UW-Milwaukee High School Honors Orchestra in 2007 and 2008. Under her direction, the University of Wisconsin-Superior Chamber Orchestra has developed a reputation for innovative programming specializing in performance of both traditional and new compositions. The UW-Superior Chamber Strings has been featured multiple times in concert at the Wisconsin State Music Educators State Conference, and presented concert tours in Brazil and China.

In the Twin Ports area, Dr. Aldridge has received recognition as a prominent artist. In the spring of 2005, she was named concertmaster of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. She was selected for the “20 under 40” award by the Duluth News Tribune in the fall of 2007, an honor given to 20 professionals who are successful in their chosen fields and role models in the community. In 2012 she received the Community Enrichment Award from the Duluth Depot Foundation Annual Artist Awards and was honored by the American Association of University Women as one of four “Created Here” artists in the Duluth-Superior area.

Dr. Aldridge attended Indiana University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance. She received her Master’s degree and Performer’s Certificate in Chamber Music Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was a member of the Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music under the direction of the Fine Arts Quartet. She continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance. Her primary teachers include Mimi Zweig, Josef Gingold, Nellie Shkolnikova, Rostaslav Dubinsky, Efim Boico, and Vartan Manoogian. Her conducting instructors include Margery Deutsch and David Becker.

In 2003, Dr. Aldridge joined the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She serves as Professor of Violin and Director of Orchestras. She is also the Concertmaster of both the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of the North Opera Orchestra, and is on the faculty of the Indiana University Summer String Academy.

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UW-Superior Schedule of Classes for Aldridge, Erin R
Fall Semester 2020

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Note: the Class Schedule information below reflects data as of January 15, 2021 11:45 AM.

Class Section Identifier Key

Fall Semester 2020
Class Nbr.Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsClass Sect.CreditsBldg.RoomDaysTimeSeats Open
MUSI - Music
1189MUSI 114University Orchestra
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Admission by Audition. Ensemble will meet in Thorpe Langley Auditorium.
001 0.00 - 1.00  OM 0207A TTh 4:00PM- 5:50PM 9 of 15 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Admission by Audition. Ensemble will meet in Thorpe Langley Auditorium.
1078MUSI 132Applied Music-Violin
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond credit requirements- $200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble- $200 per credit.
001 1.00 - 2.00  FA 2141  ARR 3 of 5 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond credit requirements- $200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble- $200 per credit.
1154MUSI 155String Repertory/Pedagogy
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
001 1.00     ARR 3 of 3 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
1089MUSI 173Theory I
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Students without the equivalent of the first semester of elementary class piano are required to take MUSI 102, 171 concurrently with MUSI 173. This course will be taught online with at least one real-time virtual class meeting per week at the date/time scheduled for the course. Full details on the course meetings will be provided by the instructor. Campus tuition rates apply, and credits are within the plateau for Fall 2020 online/alternative delivery of courses.
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 15 of 15
001 3.00  Online  MWF 10:00AM- 10:50AM 0 of 20 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Students without the equivalent of the first semester of elementary class piano are required to take MUSI 102, 171 concurrently with MUSI 173. This course will be taught online with at least one real-time virtual class meeting per week at the date/time scheduled for the course. Full details on the course meetings will be provided by the instructor. Campus tuition rates apply, and credits are within the plateau for Fall 2020 online/alternative delivery of courses.
This class is closed for enrollment. Wait List Seats Open: 15 of 15
1101MUSI 232Applied Music-Violin
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to performance majors only. Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
001 4.00  FA 2141  ARR 1 of 2 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to performance majors only. Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
1190MUSI 314University Orchestra
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Admission by Audition. Ensemble will meet in Thorpe Langley Auditorium.
001 0.00 - 1.00  OM 0207A TTh 4:00PM- 5:50PM 4 of 5 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Admission by Audition. Ensemble will meet in Thorpe Langley Auditorium.
1123MUSI 332Applied Music-Violin
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond credit requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble- $200 per credit.
001 1.00 - 2.00  FA 2141  ARR 2 of 2 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Music Majors beyond credit requirements-$200 per credit; Music Minors-$200 per credit; Non Music-$300 per credit; Non Music participating in a major ensemble- $200 per credit.
1200MUSI 362Music History I
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Prerequisite: Completion of MUSI 274 This course will be taught online with at least one real-time virtual class meeting per week at the date/time scheduled for the course. Full details on the course meetings will be provided by the instructor. Campus tuition rates apply, and credits are within the plateau for Fall 2020 online/alternative delivery of courses.
001 3.00  Online  MWF 11:00AM- 11:50AM 5 of 12 open
Wait List:
15 of 15
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Prerequisite: Completion of MUSI 274 This course will be taught online with at least one real-time virtual class meeting per week at the date/time scheduled for the course. Full details on the course meetings will be provided by the instructor. Campus tuition rates apply, and credits are within the plateau for Fall 2020 online/alternative delivery of courses.
2162MUSI 390Conducting II
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
002 1.00  FA 1110  ARR 2 of 3 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
1162MUSI 395Half Recital
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
002 1.00     ARR 1 of 1 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
1142MUSI 432Applied Music-Violin
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to performance majors only. Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
001 4.00  FA 2141  ARR 2 of 2 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
Music Lab Fees: Music Majors-none. Open to performance majors only. Course cannot be taken Pass/Fail.
1168MUSI 495Full Recital
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09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required
002 2.00  FA 1110  ARR 1 of 1 open
  
09/02/2020 - 12/15/2020
Instructor Consent Required