Caught between two worlds, she had to make a life-changing decision. And Pearson chose music. “It was a soul-crushing decision, but I have no regrets,” she says. “I am a musician through and through. Music was where I needed to be.”
That’s not to say she didn’t have her moments of doubt. Pursuing music was, at best, a gamble and, at worst, a waste of time: What if she couldn’t find a job with a music degree? Although it was a difficult choice, it proved to be the right one. Two decades later, Erin thrives as a music educator, artist, and musician.