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Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre

Conversation, Questions and Answers With Composer Eric Whitacre

Clinic Synopsis:

This session provides musicians, directors and educators with a chance to discuss music-making, composition and careers in the music business with Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. Eric will open the session with a short presentation sharing life lessons he’s learned throughout the first three decades of his professional career followed by an opportunity for audience members to pose their questions and continue the conversation.

Eric Whitacre - Biographical Information

Grammy®-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of our time. His concert music has been performed throughout the world by millions of amateur and professional musicians alike, while his groundbreaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from over 120 countries. A graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, Eric currently holds the position of Artist in Residence with the Los Angeles Master Chorale having completed a five-year term as Composer in Residence at the University of Cambridge, UK. As conductor of the Eric Whitacre Singers he has released several chart-topping albums, including the chart-topping bestseller Light and Gold. Eric has conducted choral and orchestral concerts around the globe, including sold-out concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. In addition to collaborations with legendary Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, he has worked with British pop icons Laura Mvula, Imogen Heap and Annie Lennox. A charismatic speaker, Eric has given keynote addresses for many Fortune 500 companies and global institutions including Apple, Google, the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations Speaker’s Programme, and two main stage TED talks.