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Erasmia Voukelatos Biography

Erasmia Voukelatos
Executive Director, Piano

  • Bachelor and Master of Music, Piano Performance.
  • 25+ years teaching experience, including United Nations International School, Stevens Cooperative, Mustard Seed
  • Choir Director, Far Brook School, Short Hills.
  • Accompanist/ Assistant Director of Cantigas Women’s Choir

Canadian pianist of Greek descent, Erasmia Voukelatos, is active as a performer, educator, music director, choral arranger and concert presenter. Concerto appearances have included Mozart’s Concerto in A Major, K.488 with the New York City ensemble Antara and Bach’s D Minor Keyboard Concerto with the Canadian ensemble Mercredi Musique. An educator for over 25 years, she teaches music at Far Brook School in Short Hills, New Jersey, where she also curates a biennial fundraiser, Chamber Music & Chocolates. Erasmia is executive director of My Music Garden, a program serving young people in Jersey City, which recently presented the beloved opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Erasmia’s ethnic heritage has fueled a life-long interest in music from many cultures, especially Greek folk music and Indian Diwali song and dance rituals. She presents workshops regularly on multicultural arts, most recently in Cyprus, and was recently selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate in a research seminar on Gullah Culture of the Georgia Sea Islands. Since 2002, Erasmia has been Assistant Director and Accompanist for Cantigas Women’s Choir. Her choral arrangements of Greek folk songs have been performed by Cantigas, The Glass Menagerie in New York and Ss. Cyril & Methodios Youth Choir of Thessaloniki. In her role as Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the West-Park Chamber Society, Ms. Voukelatos attracted New York City audiences for her diverse and appealing programming and artistry.

Erasmia has Bachelor and Master degrees in Piano Performance from The University of Western Ontario and Brooklyn College respectively, and an Associate Performance Diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Her mentors have included Seymour Bernstein, Rita Bouboulidi, and Joan Isaacs Litman. She was a scholarship student at the Aspen School of Music and has completed Level III training in Kodaly and Level II in Orff.  Erasmia enjoys collaborating with her husband, violinist Ashley Horne, and her son Alexi, an aspiring young cellist and singer; together, they reside in Jersey City.