is a natural performer with a soulful voice.
CBC has described Erika Fowler as one of the “10 young musicians you
need to hear.” The Indie folk artist has performed at the Winnipeg
Folk Festival and in 2016, received the grand prize
at La Chicane Electrique, organized by 100Nons.
Erika has accomplished all this before even graduating
high school. The
grade 12 student at Fort Richmond Collegiate credits much of her strong musical
start to joining the Pembina Trails Voices choir, PTV, when she was nine years
definitely owe a lot of my musical experiences to PTV and to FRC. PTV gave me the tools to become a
well-trained vocalist, and to be very professional,” shared Fowler. “Both choir
and band have given me a lot of experiences and tools that I need to succeed in
my future. I think if I hadn't been a part of these institutions I'd be a very
different person, and likely wouldn't be pursuing music, at least not at a
has been accepted into the Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba. She describes
being “insanely excited” to open the letter. The first thing she did was call
her mother, father and then her best friend. The idea of pursuing her passion of
music is beyond thrilling to the 17 year old.
love music. I do not know how else to say it. I think it is such an important
art form - it is a universal language, a vital tool in learning and development,
and, to me at least, one of the most important things in the world. Music
allows people to express themselves in a way that nothing else can.”
in university, Erika is interested in exploring composition and possibly music
education. She adds that making a living
performing would be a dream come true.
behalf of our Board of Trustees and our Senior Administration team, we wish
Erika all the best in her future endeavours. We hope your dreams becomes
Learn more about Erika by visiting her Manitoba Music profile.