Eric Lindsay’s music frequently plays upon the themes of style synthesis and the reinterpretation of tradition. Eric’s scores are published and distributed through Peermusic Ltd. and the Theodore Presser Company.
Born in Santa Cruz in 1980 and raised on Whidbey Island, WA, Eric began composing at age nine. He holds composition degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington and USC, as well as studies at King’s College in London. His past instructors include Don Freund, Donald Crockett, Morten Lauridsen, P.Q. Phan, Claude Baker, and Sydney Hodkinson.
Recent national honors include a 2009 commissioning grant from the Serge Koussevitsky Music Foundation, along with awards from ASCAP, The Society of Composers Inc., Volti’s Choral Arts Laboratory, the Truman State/MACRO Competition and the Thornton School of Music. He has also participated in June in Buffalo, Aspen Music Festival, and the ACO Underwood New Music Readings. His orchestral work, Darkness Made Visible, recently received its premiere under the baton of Marin Alsop at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. A finalist in the 2011 Finale Competition, Eric is currently working on a new chamber work for eighth blackbird.