Erik Doucette is a conductor, vocalist, and writer living in Minneapolis. In his short career, he has worked with high school, college & university, and church choirs, sung as a professional chorister, coached conductors-in-training, and directed music in theater. Erik studied Music, Latin, and Modern History at the University of Minnesota, Voice and Conducting at Eastern Michigan University, and Conducting, further, at the University of Iowa. Currently, Erik serves as an associate editor for Star of the North – the publication of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota – and he writes the Diligent Dirigent newsletter on Substack. In his free time, he tries to put a dent in his to-read list, studies and tutors in languages, takes long walks with his pup, Ava, attempts to catch up on movies and TV, and spends time with his partner, Claire.