Archer is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with a background in both classical and popular music. Beginning upright bass lessons at 8, she then learned guitar and began writing songs. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Political Science from Yale.
Her performance experience spans choir, a cappella, contemporary and jazz solo voice, as well as rhythm guitar accompaniment and playing in bands. She has also played with several orchestras, including the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, and the Yale Symphony Orchestra.
As the Music Director of her collegiate a cappella group, Doox of Yale, Archer’s strong music theory background, attention to detail, and positive attitude allowed the group to sing a uniquely challenging repertoire. She recently taught an all-day songwriting workshop at the Young Writers and Artists Festival at Hathaway Brown School focusing on the fundamentals of modern songwriting.
As a songwriter, Archer believes individual expression is critical. She hopes to help her students find their unique style and voice, whether it be through singing, songwriting, or instrumental music.