About Erik Rasmussen
Erik’s unique and colorful tenor voice has been described as “youthful, amusing, and crowd-pleasing.” Hailing from Brentwood, New York, he aims to inspire a world of goodwill through live performance and education in the arts. Equally at home with a variety of genres including opera/classical, musical theatre, pop/rock, and more, Erik has experience teaching students of all ages and cognitive abilities. His students routinely earn outstanding NYSSMA scores and have been featured in performances at Radio City Music Hall, the John Engeman Theatre in Northport, Amityville Music Hall, the Argyle Theatre in Babylon, all-state and all-county choirs, and more.
In-demand as a soloist and professional chorister in the New York City area, Erik was most recently featured as L’Huissier in Jean-Romain Vesperini’s production of Saint-Saëns’ HENRI VIII with Bard SummerScape, which was featured as The New York Times’ Critics Pick and listed by The NY Times as “Best Classical Music Performances of 2023”. Having an appreciation and aptitude for new music, Erik has been involved in several world premieres with the Ethos New Music Society, Musica Viva NY, and Nickel City Opera. Erik earned his Master of Music from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and his Bachelor of Music from the SUNY Fredonia School of Music. He has participated in summer training programs with Classical Singing and New York in June, Spotlight on Opera, and SongFest. He is currently a soloist and section leader at The Congregational Church of Manhasset, and teaches private voice, beginning piano, and Occupational Octaves™ piano lessons in the Western Suffolk County area and virtually.