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Margaret Erin

Adjunct Faculty; Early Music Ensemble


College of Arts and Sciences: Music


Email: Margaret Erin
Phone: 937-229-3936


Margaret Erin directs and plays recorder and viola da gamba with Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble, a group she started in 1990. Under her direction the group has played throughout southwest Ohio and beyond. They have performed for Wright State University’s Madrigal Dinner for the past fifteen years and given a number of performances at the University of Dayton and the Dayton Art Institute. Margaret collaborated with the Dayton Art Institute in a series of interviews connecting music and music recorded by Wind in the Woods to selected art in their What is a Masterpiece project.

Margaret has enjoyed researching and writing scripts in order to integrate history and literature with musical performances. In 2002 she started the Early Music Ensemble at the University of Dayton and directed this group until 2010. She has organized workshops, directed a recorder group at First Baptist Church in Dayton and taught recorder for the Dayton Boy Choir and currently teaches recorder at her home studio.

Margaret studied viola da gamba at Wright State University (B.A. Music magna cum laude); she also has a Master of Humanities degree from Wright State, and was awarded the Humanities student of the Year Award. In 2007 Margaret was presented with Wright State music department Alumni of the Year award.