Erin Chisman is the Owner and Director at Academy of Sound, a private music school in Oregon, WI (Wisconsin), and Elevated Business Services working internationally and 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
Nominee for The United Way of Dane County's Volunteer Awards (2019)
Oregon High School Choir Director's Service Award (1999)
Travel Hacking for Beginners: Credit Card Points & Miles Demystified DVD (2015) - also available on YouTube
Elected Positions, Memberships, Board Positions, & Degrees Held
EA (Enrolled Agent), IRS, August 2023-current
President & Founder, Academy of Sound Foundation, Inc. (2015-current)
President & Co-Founder, Oregon Youth Center (2014-2019)
Founding Board Member, Nevahe's Rae of Hope, Inc. (2021-current)
Board Member, Oregon Community Resource Network (August 2017-March 22, 2019)
Elected Board Member, two 3-year terms, Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce (Secretary 2010 & Vice President & President 2013)
Elected Board Member, Oregon Historic Preservation Commission (2011-2015)
Member, Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA)
Member, National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
Teacher Certification, Mayron Cole Conservatory (2006)
QuickBooks Online Advanced Certification (2020-Current)
Annual Filing Season Program (IRS) (2020-Current)
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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, EA (creator & admin)
Oregon Youth Center (creator & past admin)
Oregon WI Area Business Community (creator & admin)
Academy of Sound Foundation (creator & admin)
Points and Miles Enthusiasts (creator & admin)
Credit Card 101 (admin)
Credit Card 101 Premium Group (admin)
Peterson Pest Management (creator & admin)
Academy of Sound (group) (creator & admin)
I Have Alternating Esotropia (group) (creator & admin)
Badfish Digital Services (admin)
OnMyWay Users (creator & admin)
Academy of Sound - Evansville (creator & admin, de-published August 2013)
Oregon, WI (creator, admin through 1/30/2014)
Rae Vogeler for Oregon School Board (creator & past admin)
Historic Community Renewal (creator & past admin)
Live Your Passion, Build Your Business (creator & past admin)
YouTube: Erin Chisman - Travel Hacking, Credit Card Points, Frequent Flyer Miles
Web Design Portfolio:
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 to its current residence inside of First Presbyterian Church, Oregon, WI.
2023 - Celebrated 20 Years
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 served as its President until late 2019.
Erin currently works as a business consultant, bookkeeper and tax preparer for several companies around the world.
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 has an extensive social media portfolio, most of which she's done on a voluntary basis. In addition, she has served on numerous volunteer boards, also listed above.
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