Eric joined the OCB in 2014 as a percussionist and was selected to be the section leader in 2017. After conducting a few rehearsals and leading the band in a stellar performance at the 2018 July 4 “Fireworks at the Fountain” in downtown Orlando, Eric was named as an Assistant Conductor beginning the 2018-2019 season.
Originally from Indiana, Eric received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Ball State University. After a few years of band directing, he went on to receive a Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance with a minor in conducting from Louisiana State University. For the next two decades, he was a music educator, freelance percussionist, conductor, and adjudicator throughout the state of Georgia. He performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, was principal timpanist with the Gwinnett Philharmonic and was a featured percussionist in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics.
Eric is currently a Guest Experience Manager at the Walt Disney World Resort where he has been since 2012. When not at Disney, he loves spending time making music with his friends in the Orlando Concert Band. And, he encourages everyone to get involved in the organization.