B i o g r a p h y
Eric Anderson enjoys a multifaceted career as a solo, chamber music, and orchestral musician. Currently a member of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, he has held positions with the Richmond (VA) and Omaha Symphonies and performed as a guest musician with the Baltimore Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, and Jacksonville Symphony. During the summers, Eric has performed at the Aspen, Britten-Pears, Colorado, Grant Park , Kent-Blossom, Round Top, Spoleto USA, and Tanglewood music festivals.
An avid chamber musician, Eric has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, the Chicago Cultural Center, Ravinia's Bennet Gordon Hall, and live on New York City's WQXR. He has performed with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble, Dallas Symphony, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and collaborated with composers Krzysztof Penderecki, Lewis Nielson, and Rand Steiger.
A dedicated teacher, Eric is the Instructor of Clarinet at the State College Of Florida, Bradenton. He has served as an instructor at Oberlin College and Yale University and has conducted masterclasses at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia. He has also instructed talented high school musicians through Yale University's Morse Summer Music Academy and the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra program. An advocate for public music education, Eric has taught group lessons and band sectionals throughout the New Haven and Collier County Public School systems.
Eric received Bachelor Degrees in Music and English Literature from Oberlin College and Conservatory and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. His principal teachers include Bonnie Campbell, Richard Hawkins, David Shifrin, and Michael Wayne.