Described as a "true coloratura with high notes to spare," Cochran has been hailed for her "flexible voice," and "mastery of comic timing." She continues to make a name for herself and captivate audiences in both musical theater and opera.
This season, Erica joined Radiant Bloom Productions in a new musical entitled, The F Word. In her third season with Storybook Musical Theater, she will be performing in the Spring production of Snow White. Previous shows with Storybook include Puss and Boots, Sleeping Beauty, and The Elves & The Shoemaker. Erica performed in the Barrymore nominated production of Ragtime with Bristol Riverside Theatre, and in Boheme Opera's production of Die Fledermaus, singing the role of Adele. Out New Jersey raved, "The most engaging of the cast was Erica Cochran as Adele. The beautiful Ms. Cochran brought a youthful enthusiasm, a charming acting style and a wonderful voice to the role that made her a real audience favorite." Cochran made her debut with Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as Lily in The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. The Town Topics stated that she was "captivating in her sparkle and light voice," describing her performance as Papagena in Boheme Opera's The Magic Flute. She performed the role of Marie in La Fille du Régiment with Union Avenue Opera Theater in St. Louis, Missouri where she received critical acclaim for the quality of her performance. Other performances with Union Avenue Opera Theater included Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica and Nella in Gianni Schicchi.
Erica worked extensively with Opera Vivente in Baltimore, Maryland singing roles such as Clorinda in Cinderella, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld and Despina in Così fan tutte. Past operatic engagements have included Adèle in Rossini's Le Comte Ory, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Serpetta in La finta giardiniera and Cupid in Eccle's Semele. She made her professional debut with Opera Memphis singing the role of Sylvianne in The Merry Widow.
In concert she has appeared with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra and the Florida State Symphony. Erica completed young artist programs with Des Moines Metro Opera, Louisville Opera, Opera Memphis and Aspen Opera Theater. She continues to work with other companies in and around the Philadelphia area.
Erica was a finalist in the Alfredo Silipigni Vocal competition. She received an Encouragement Award from the Sullivan Foundation and that same year was a semi-finalist in the Orpheus Competition. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a Master of Music degree from Florida State University. She also studied at the Luxembourg Conservatory of Music in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Erica is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana.