Erin Chisman at the Piano

Erin Chisman is the Owner and Director at Academy of Sound, a private music school  in Oregon, WI (Wisconsin), and Elevated Business Services based out of Fitchburg, WI. She also works as a Virtual Assistant for a variety of national companies doing accounting and handling other office needs.

Awards and Published Work
Oregon High School Choir Director's Service Award (1999)

Elected Positions, Memberships, Board Positions, & Degrees Held
President, Academy of Sound Foundation, Inc. (2015-current)
President, Oregon Youth Center (2014-current)
Board Member, Oregon Community Resource Network (2017-March 22, 2019)
Elected Board Member, two 3-year terms, Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce (elected Secretary 2010 & Vice President & President 2013)
Elected Board Member, Oregon Historic Preservation Commission (2011-2015)
Teacher Certification, Mayron Cole Conservatory (2006)

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Social Media Portfolio:
Academy of Sound (creator & admin)
Dane County Career Central (creator & admin)
Elevated Business Services (formerly Dane County Career Counseling) (creator & admin)
Oregon WI Information (group) (creator & past admin)
Oregon WI Area Business Community (group) (creator & admin)
Erin Chisman (creator & admin)
Oregon Youth Center (creator & admin)
Academy of Sound Foundation (creator & admin)
Peterson Pest Management (creator & past admin)
Historic Community Renewal (creator & past admin)
Academy of Sound (group) (creator & admin)
I Have Alternating Esotropia (group) (creator & admin)
Academy of Sound - Evansville (creator & admin, de-published August 2013)
Oregon, WI (creator, admin through 1/30/2014)
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Business History: Academy of Sound
1997 - Began teaching out of her home, calling it Erin's Music Studio.
2003 - Opened a one-room teaching studio, Erin's Piano Studio, in downtown Oregon, WI.
2005 - Erin's Piano Studio expanded to two teaching studios and began offering voice and guitar lessons in addition to piano.
2007 - The studio became Academy of Sound, LLC.
2008 - In the summer, the Academy was devastated by two fires in one week. The Academy temporarily relocated to the People's United Methodist Church. Despite the move, student numbers grew to be too many to take back to the previous two-studio location.
2009 - The Academy moved back to the original location after rebuilding was completed. This time, they expanded to 5 teaching studios, and adding a waiting area.
2012 - The Academy opened an 18-month outreach location in Evansville, WI.
2015 - Currently employs 9 part-time teachers, and has reached over 100 students passing through the doors each week. These students can choose from private, partner, trio, or small group lessons in piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, bass guitar, drum set, brass, and woodwind.
2016 - Moved from the downtown location for 13 years to its current residence inside of First Presbyterian Church, Oregon, WI.

Other Business Ventures
Erin started her first business, CompoPrint, at age 9. Throughout childhood, Erin started and ran several businesses ranging from newspapers to computer education businesses, a Disney fan club, a car wash, and a campground.

In 2012, Erin co-founded Corner Property Management, LLC, a partnership specializing in property investment and management.

In 2013, Erin filed the articles of incorporation for Academy of Sound Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, which provides scholarships for Academy of Sound students in need. AOSF received 501(c)(3) status in February 2015.

In September 2014, Erin co-filed the Articles of Incorporation for Oregon Youth Center, Inc. The organization received 501(c)(3) status in October 2014. Erin is currently its President.

Erin works as a business consultant and virtual office manager for several companies around the world.

Volunteer Work
Erin worked as a  Crisis Pregnancy Counselor for CareNet of Dane County, 2006-2009. Beyond her work inside the pregnancy center, Erin was an event public speaker, and has shared her story with audiences numbering in the thousands. Erin also modeled for marketing materials for Care Net. 

Erin volunteered on the Rae Vogeler for School Board campaign as its social media administrator. 

Erin created the Oregon, WI facebook page for the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce, and admined it from February 16, 2010 - January 30, 2014. 

Erin created the Oregon WI Information facebook group, started in August 2014. She was the lead admin through January 1, 2019.

Personal Interests
Extreme hiking, world adventure travel, biking, camping, tea, technology, International CES, day trading, innovative education, historic renewal and preservation, playing piano for fun, learning new instruments, speaking Spanish, exploring belief systems, watching documentaries and reading novels.

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