Eric joined the staff of Ladera Community Church in November 2013. He is recognized as one of the foremost conductors in the Bay Area, having founded the Redwood Symphony and has been its Music Director for twenty-eight years. A graduate of UCLA, Eric established Redwood Symphony in 1985 after receiving his doctorate in conducting from Stanford University. Besides his work with Redwood Symphony, he has performed with other local orchestras and symphonies, as well as orchestras and choruses throughout the West.
Eric has conducted most of the standard orchestral repertoire, as well as a large number of contemporary composers. He distinguishes himself as a communicator about music by delivering pre-concert lectures and incisive concert demonstrations with commentary about the music. Eric plays the violin, viola, clarinet and saxophone in symphony orchestras and in jazz, rock, folk and chamber music ensembles. He teaches violin and clarinet privately.
Eric shares his life with his wife, Valerie, and son, Aaron.firstname.lastname@example.org