Dr. Erin Hackel
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver
I founded MIX in 2005. Originally called UCD 7, the group changed numbers so many times that a final name change was decided upon in 2012. I specialize in teaching healthy belt voice singing and enjoy sitting in dusty old libraries while I research early 20th century belters. If I’m not wrangling my two incredibly active sons, you’ll find me singing with Central City Opera’s Outreach Ensemble, or in several professional choirs in the Denver Metro Area. I direct both of UC Denver’s A Cappella groups, MIX and 9th Street Singers, and my work with these incredibly talented students is one of my greatest joys.