Areas of ExpertiseApplied Music - Voice; Speech & Communications
M.M.,Longy School of Music M.S. Ohio University B.A. Purdue University
Eric teaches in three RWU departments: voice lessons for Music; public speaking for Communications, and aesthetics for the Core Curriculum. His profession weaves together many paths: Professor/Voice Teacher, Singer (opera/music theater tenor), and Communications Practitioner. His accomplishments include critical acclaim for singing and acting, scholarly publications, textbook contribution, and publications awards.
As a singer, Eric has performed opera, music theater, concert, and cabaret in Britain, and throughout the U.S. and New England. His performances have aired on BBC, NPR, and PBS. He appears on three commercial recordings and numerous American Classics archive recordings for the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. Press reviews include “terrific”-St. Augustine Record (FL), “impressive”-Stockton Record (CA), “a clear tenor voice that beautifully sailed with ease”-Providence Journal (RI), and “deft comic acting”-Boston Globe (MA).
As a voice instructor, Eric teaches healthy technique that develops each singer’s unique voice for all musical styles: contemporary, jazz/standards, music theater, classical/opera, folk rock, and pop. His singers include professional actors, club singers, and classical soloists; college music and theatre majors; and beginners just learning about musicianship and performing. He has certification for training healthy "belting", and for working with troubled voices undergoing rehabilitation.
In communications, Eric served as copywriter/account executive in a Boston PR firm and a Providence Ad agency, non-profit marketing manager, and university executive director of publications. He continues to enjoy writing projects. At Salve Regina University he teaches voice lessons, vocal methods/pedagogy, and English diction for international students. At Rhode Island College he taught voice and articulation for broadcast/communications majors. He is a Master Teacher of the McClosky Institute of Voice where he trains voice teachers and voice support for medical teams working in vocal rehabilitation.