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Ms. Petite America 2011, Erin Vivero
Ms. Petite America
Erin Vivero

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Erin Vivero
Ms. Petite America 2011, Erin Vivero
Erin Vivero

Erin Vivero has an extensive musical resume that began when she picked up the flute at age five. Through auditions she landed seats in the CMEA Eastern Region band and orchestra on flute and piccolo, the prestigious CMEA All-State Band, the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble (Hartt School of Music), Charter Oak Conference and ASBDA bands soloing on both flute and piccolo. Upon high school graduation she accepted one of two openings at the University of California, Santa Barbara to pursue her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance under the guidance of Professor Jill Felber (member of the world renowned flute duo, Zawa!)

During her time at UCSB was awarded the Music Affiliates Award and the Artsbridge Scholarship for performance excellence and had the honor of joining fellow UCSB musicians in the year 2000 for a month long tour of performances with the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Italy.

While she pursued her music degree she simultaneously completed a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and began to work on local productions filming in the Santa Barbara area: Sideways starring Paul Giamatti, ABC's The Ultimate Love Test, Moby's "We Are All Made of Stars" music video, among others.

Erin's experience in the preparation, production and performance of music and film events led to a position as Operations Manager for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for two years and a thriving private flute studio. She will complete her Masters in Organizational Leadership in the Spring of 2012 and is pursuing her MBA both at Quinnipiac University. She has a professional certificate from the University of Hartford in Paralegal Studies and is an active CMEA certified flute judge. She has taught adult flute courses through the Middletown Adult Education program, continues to mentor young musicians in performance and stage preparation and performs regularly with a variety of groups in many genres (from theater to classic rock).

In 2008 Erin founded Presents for Paws which collects donations of food, blankets and many other supplies for Connecticut animal shelters from the generous public. This allows animal control officers to focus more on the rescue and re-homing of homeless pets instead of soliciting donations. Local businesses take part in the annual drive that begins after Thanksgiving and ends just prior to Christmas Day with drop off locations all over eastern Connecticut and great volunteers that pick up, sort and drop off the goodies. In 2011, Presents for Paws began the lengthy process to become a 501(c) and hopes to reach that goal for the 2012 drive.

For more information on Erin or to get involved check out her websites:

May 5, 2012
10:00AM - MADD Walk - West Hartford Town Hall, West Hartford, CT - Ms. Petite America 2011, Erin Vivero
Erin walked in honor of her friend's husband who survived a car accident involving a drunk a driver.
Erin walked with Team Sparkle!

April 14, 2012
All Day - Rhode Island Perfect Face Pageant - RI - Ms. Petite America 2011, Erin Vivero and Ms. Rhode Island Petite America 2012, Kristen Pope.
RI Perfect Face Pageant
Erin and Kristen. Kristen was a featured make-up artist for the day.
RI Perfect Face Pageant
Erin and Andrew Sullivan of Eden's World.

February 26, 2012
All Day - 7th Annual Winter Bridal Show - Cascade, Hamden, CT - Ms. Petite America 2011, Erin Vivero
Our Erin modeled wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses for the show!
Cascade Bridal Show
Cascade Bridal Show
Erin and our pageant friend, Eve Alexander.

November 25, 2011
Presents for Paws Kick Off Day! - All over Connecticut! - Ms. Petite America 2011, Erin Vivero
From November 25 through December 23rd Presents For Paws will be collecting items for Connecticut animal shelters so that Animal Control can focus more on re-homing and rescuing and not worry about how to feed and entertain animals waiting for their forever homes. Erin started this drive four years ago in honor of one of her rescue dogs. They get bigger every year and it's a lot of fun with awesome volunteers and lots of smiles and wagging tails!!! For more information, click here.
Here is the direct site: http://www.presentsforpaws.com

October 15, 2011
10:00am-(whenever we make it to the end!) - MADD 5k Walk - Branford Town Hall, Branford, CT - Ms. Petite America 2011, Erin Vivero
Erin will be walking with her friend whose husband survived being hit by a drunken driver. Their team name is: Sparkle Sisters!
MADD 5K Walk - Ms. Petite America 2011, Erin Vivero



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