Erin Mulliken received his B.M. in Piano Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1990. He went on to receive his M.M. from Indiana University in 1994. He has been teaching in the Piano Preparatory Department and functioning as an adjunct instructor of piano at IWU since 1995. He is currently the Director of the Piano Preparatory Department. He is still active as both performer and adjudicator within the Bloomington-Normal community.