|Country||United States of America|
|Occupation||Composer, Performer, Teacher|
|Categories||Aleatoric, Classical, Contemporary, Electronic, Jazz|
Eric Simonson's music has been heard in concerts across North America and Europe, including SEAMUS, ICMC and SCI performances. His composition teachers have included William Heinrichs, Harvey Sollberger, Eugene O'Brien and Roger Reynolds. His degrees are in composition, but his interests and teaching experience have involved computer music, music theory and musicology. He studied piano with Boaz Sharon at the University of Tulsa and has performed as soloist with the Tulsa Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Symphony and the Memphis State University Orchestra. Before turning his attention exclusively to composition and teaching, he enjoyed a busy career as an accompanist. He serves on the faculty of Danville Area Community College in Danville, Illinois, teaching musicology couses in the liberal arts division. Prior to that, he was a part-time instructor at Tulsa University and UC-San Diego.