2023 Featured Performers
Wyatt Smith, organist
American concert organist Wyatt Smith is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota. He performs with “nuance, polish, and personality” (Michael Barone, APM Pipedreams). Wyatt concertizes extensively, keeping an active concert schedule throughout the United States and Europe, including concerts in 28 states along with Germany, France, and England. Additionally, his performances have been heard on episodes of American Public Media’s Pipedreams. His achievements in performance were recognized by The Diapason’s program "20-under-30" as a member of the "Class of 2016," which recognizes young leaders in the fields of organ, harpsichord, carillon, and church music.
Wyatt serves as the Associate Director of Music at Epiphany Parish of Seattle and Director of the Epiphany Music Academy. At the University of Puget Sound, Wyatt is the Affiliate Artist in Organ & Harpsichord where he teaches applied lessons, curates the care of the Fritts organ in Kilworth Chapel, and performs “Organ at Noon” recitals throughout the year.
Wyatt is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance, under the guidance of Dr. Carole Terry. Wyatt received his Master of Music degree from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and the Yale School of Music, where he studied organ performance with Dr. Martin Jean. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he studied with Dr. Larry Schou.
Erin Calata, mezzo-soprano
Known for her vocal clarity, versatile singing, and moving performances, mezzo-soprano Erin Calata readily sings a wide array of genres, with a special interest in Early Music, Art Song, New Music and choral works. As a freelance vocalist, she performs with many organizations locally and nationally including the Texas Early Music Project in Austin, Pacific Musicworks Underground in Seattle, and has also sung in past seasons with Seattle's Vox16 (now Radiance) and Cantaré Vocal Ensemble, the Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus, Bellevue's City Opera Ballet, the Arizona Opera, Scottsdale Choral Artists, and the Stuttgart Festival Ensemble in Germany. She was chosen as a 2014 New Young Artist with the Victoria Bach Festival in Victoria, Texas and participated in the American Bach Soloists Academy in 2017. Ms. Calata is on the faculty of Pierce College.
Tracy Doyle, flute
Musical collaboration is at the heart of Tracy Doyle’s creative work as a flutist. Performing in settings ranging from solo, chamber, and orchestral to Irish traditional, she has performed throughout the United States, Australia, and Japan. As a member of the Japanese-American Apricity Trio, with clarinetist Chiho Sugo and percussionist James Doyle, she has commissioned new works for flute, clarinet, and percussion, many of which are featured on their album Sandhill Crane. Tracy performs regularly at the National Flute Association Convention, most recently as a winner of the Convention Performers Competition, where she premiered several new works for flute and piccolo. As a commissioning member of the Flute New Music Consortium she has contributed to the commission of new works by Valerie Coleman (2020), Samuel Zyman (2022), and Reena Esmail (2024). Tracy is the Director of the School of Music at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.