Erin Hackel

Associate Professor
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)


Primary Phone:303-315-7447

Erin Hackel, DMA is an Associate Professor of Voice and creator of CU Denver’s a cappella ensembles. Her award-winning a cappella groups, MIX and Lark have traveled across the United States, Asia, and Europe competing and performing. Both groups have been BOSS and SoJAM champions, are recipients of multiple performance awards, and have won several Contemporary A Cappella Recording awards (CARAS). MIX and Lark have been praised for their innovation and professionalism. Lark has been singled out and awarded for boundary changing work in collegiate a cappella. Dr. Hackel’s ensembles have collaborated with the Swingle Singers, headlined VocalAsia, and won the Most Innovative Group Award at the Aarhus Vocal Festival in Aarhus, Denmark.

Dr. Hackel’s research and publication history centers on the lives of female composers and performers. Her original research on Norwegian musicians Agathe Backer Grøndahl and Nina Grieg has appeared in articles in The Journal of Singing, and her work on contemporary vocalists Dame Vera Lynn and Yvette Guilbert has appeared in the Journal of Women in Music. Dr. Hackel maintains an active profile as a presenter of workshops and classes at vocal festivals around the country, on topics including healthy contemporary singing, collaborative arranging techniques for vocal ensembles, and demystifying the pedagogy of modern singing styles.

Areas of Expertise

 a cappella

Education, Licensure & Certifications

University of Colorado Boulder
DMA; Voice Performance

SUNY Binghamton
MM; Opera

James Madison University

BM; Voice Performance



Telephone: 303-315-7400

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