Dr. Erika Svanoe (b. 1976) is a conductor, composer, and educator based near Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Svanoe earned a D.M.A. in conducting from the Ohio State University, an M.M. in Wind Conducting from Oklahoma State University, and a B.M.E. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Her first major work, “The Haunted Carousel,” won the 2014 NBA Young Band Composition Contest. Her other works have been featured at the Midwest Clinic, the American Bandmasters Association National Conference, the Boston New Music Festival, Wisconsin Public Radio, and performed by “The President's Own” United States Marine Band. She currently lives in Menomonie, WI with her husband, designer and graphic novelist Erik Evensen.