Dr. Erica Vernice Simmons

Piano, Voice

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Dr. Erica

About Me...

Dr. Erica Vernice Simmons, lyric soprano, is an Adjunct Professor of Voice and Lecturer at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus. She recently earned her doctoral degree from the University of North Texas. Most recently, Professor Simmons presented a Black Heritage Recital featuring classical compositions by black composers at the Texoma Artist Series Conference for the National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Professor Simmons has performed as a soloist in a virtual concert of His Light Still Shines and in the Porgy and Bess opera with Fort Worth Opera. She was a first place winner in the Memphis Beethoven Club 2017 Young Artists Competition and a competition winner in the 2016 Mid-South Regional NATS competition. She has attended the CCM Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She’s been featured as a soloist with the Memphis Symphony Chorus. Past roles include the Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Mrs. Peachum (The Beggar’s Opera), Suzel (L’amico Fritz), and the title role, Josephine Baker (Josephine) in a newly composed opera by renown composer Tom Cipullo.

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Booking Instructions:

My current availability is listed for you below.

Please note that Waitlist times are listed first, continue scrolling for Open Times (these will show with “Register” in far left column).

Tuition Fees listed reflect the Average Monthly Cost for each class, assuming a weekly 30 min lesson. Tuition Fees are prorated based on the number of classes per month that a student is registered for. 

How to Book a 45 Min or 60 Min Lesson
If you would like to book a 45 min or 60 min lesson with me, you will need to Register for 2 consecutive times. This is done by selecting  Register on the first slot from the list below, and then once you are in the Registration, adding the second slot to your cart using the  Book Another Class option.

What If there is no “Register” option?
If there is no “Register” option or no listed times, this means my schedule is currently full.  If you would like to get on a Wait List, please contact the studio at scheduling@texasampsandaxes.com, or give us a call at 469-296-6007.

School Term Availability (Monday, Aug. 7th, 2023 - Saturday, May 25th, 2024)

Below is my current availability for the 2023/24 school term.

As a reminder, Summer Term lesson times DO NOT ROLL OVER to the School Term! If you intend to continue or start lessons with me during the school year, you must enroll for a NEW Lesson Time with me from the below options.

School Term Enrollment opened 12 AM Monday, July 10th.  All times are first come, first serve to ensure equal booking opportunity for all students.

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