Accompanists

 

Eric Schwartz
schwartzmuzak@yahoo.com
Eric Schwartz has studied composition and piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music, New York University, and both the Interlochen and Aspen summer music festivals. His music has been performed on five continents, at venues ranging from Merkin Concert Hall in New York City and the BMW Edge Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, to universities, coffee shops, gas stations, and bars of all shapes and sizes. He has received awards and grants from Meet the Composer, ASCAP, The Society for New Music, The Puffin Foundation, The Cleveland Chamber Symphony, and The Ohio Federation of College Music Clubs.  Mr. Schwartz has served on the faculties of New York University, the Lucy Moses Music School, the Henry Street Settlement, and most recently the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he serves as Music Director for the School of Dance. He has worked as a dance musician for a vast array of schools and companies including The Limon School, Mark Morris Dance Group, Hunter College, New York University’s Tisch School, and many, many others. He was formerly a resident composer for the Los Angeles-based Tonoi contemporary music ensemble, the Minnesota-based Renegade Ensemble, and New York City’s Vox Novus, and is currently the Artistic Director of Forecast Music, based in Winston-Salem. His debut CD, 24 Ways of Looking at a Piano, named one of the top classical CDs of 2005 by All Music Guide, is available from Centaur Records. His second solo album, OYOU, will be available from CD Baby in 2011. His music is also available on Signum Classics, Capstone Records, Trace Label, and a host of others, and is published by Staunch Music (U.K.) and Lovebird Music (U.S.).  http://www.ericschwartzcomposer.com

 

 

Erick Eaton
eatoned@wfu.edu
Composer and pianist Erick Eaton has served as a ballet accompanist for Wake Forest University since 2007.  He provides approximately 99.9% original, extemporaneous music for class.  His teachers have included Kendall Feeney, Cynthia Dotson and Barbara Lister-Sink.