Erin Hannigan
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Southern Methodist University
Erin Hannigan
Erin Hannigan is Principal Oboe of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Associate Professor of Oboe at Southern Methodist University. She has been a guest principal oboist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Erin performs in the summers with the Music in the Mountains Festival (Durango, CO), and is on the summer faculties of Round Top Festival Institute, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the National Orchestral Institute. In June 2008, Erin's first solo CD, From Hafiz to Firewing (and Beyond), was released on the Crystal Records label (CD 820). In 2013 her recordings of the complete Zelenka Trio-sonatas (CD821 and 822) were released to critical acclaim, also on the Crystal label.

In addition to her teaching and orchestral work, Erin is co-founder of Artists for Animals, a non-profit dedicated to drawing the passions of artists together into performances that raise money for the welfare of companion animals.

Before coming to Dallas, Erin was a member of the Rochester Philharmonic from 1994-2001, and was a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music as instructor of Baroque oboe. Erin is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with James Caldwell. She received her Master's Degree and the prestigious Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Richard Killmer.

Erin is an alumna of Round Top Festival Institute (1993-1994)