Minnesota native Lynn Erickson has played second trumpet for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 1991. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, having earned both Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees, and studied with Charles Schlueter, David Baldwin, Vincent Cichowicz, and Manny Laureano.

Erickson is an active Twin Cities performer whose credits also include the Minnesota Orchestra, Mill City Opera and Broadway productions at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, Erickson is the principal trumpet and serves as a board member of the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. She currently holds adjunct faculty status at both Augsburg and Macalester Colleges.

When not playing the trumpet, Erickson volunteers on a weekly basis with her Golden Retriever, Lacey, as a therapy dog team for Methodist Hospital.