- Ph.D. in Musicology, Claremont Graduate University
- M.A. in Musicology, Claremont Graduate University
- B.A. in Music and Physics, Colorado College
Areas of Instruction
Written Theory, Music History, Instrumental Ensembles
Erin Bauer is director of Instrumental Music at LCCC, where she teaches courses in Music History and Music Theory. She also directs the college Jazz Ensemble and the community Wind Symphony. Her research explores the cross-cultural influence and mainstream assimilation of Latin American folk music within a global society. Her current book project examines the recent worldwide spread of Texas-Mexican accordion music, called conjunto, a regional tradition historically forming a powerful symbol of cultural identity. Bauer has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences. Her writing appears in Rock Music Studies, a number of essay collections, and is forthcoming from the Latin American Music Review.
Prior to her time at LCCC, Bauer spent 10 years teaching math, physics and music at the secondary level in Texas and California. Before moving to Wyoming in fall of 2015, she taught courses in music at Western Nebraska Community College and Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California.
Students can visit Erin's website to learn more about her research and work.