Erin Royer is a classically trained saxophonist, specialising on the tenor saxophone. In 2010 Erin received a Bachelor of Music at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), under the guidance of Dr. Matthew Styles.
Throughout her degree Erin received many awards and scholarships. Most notable of these were winning the Barbara MacLeod Scholarship awarded to the top performing female student at WAAPA in 2011, and becoming a member of the Golden Key International Society, exclusively for high achieving students. In 2011 Erin completed an honours research degree with first class honours, focusing on career pathways for the twenty first century classical tenor saxophonist, and received the prize for top classical woodwind performer.
Erin completed a Masters of Performance at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom, under the guidance of Rob Buckland and Andy Scott in 2014. During her Masters Erin was selected to perform in a series of concerts with the prestigious Netherlands Blazers Ensemble (NBE). Erin was further invited to perform with the NBE for their esteemed New Years Concert at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. While at the RNCM Erin won the RNCM concerto competition performing Jacob Ter Veldhuis’ Tallahatchie Concerto, was awarded The Stan Barker Memorial Prize for Jazz Improvisation, and during her final semester, Erin recorded her first album, receiving 100% for her efforts. This album, After the Moment, was launched at the 2015 Strasbourg Saxophone Congress, and is available for purchase on Erin's website www.erinroyer.com.
Erin is the head of the saxophone department at the University of Western Australia and a tutor at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. She is a casual member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, having performed Gershwin’s An American in Paris in October 2012, and Romeo and Juliet in August 2013. Erin is also a casual member of the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, having performed Bolero in November 2015. Around Perth Erin can be seen performing as a solo recitalist, and with many ensembles such as The Oz Big Band, and the exciting saxophone quartet, Just Sax, to name a few.
Erin aspires to become an internationally renowned performer, promoter and tutor of the saxophone and is determined, as a life goal, to make Perth, Western Australia a sought after place to study saxophone.