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Eric Stomberg, D.M.A.

 Eric Stomberg
Director of Music; Instructor of Bassoon
University of Kansas
Bachelor of Music
Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Master of Music
Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music
Doctorate of Musical Arts

About Eric

Eric Stomberg is Director of Music at Interlochen Center for the Arts and enjoys a wide-ranging career as a performer, artist-teacher, and artistic administrator. 

Stomberg continues to lead the bassoon studio at Interlochen Arts Academy and has held faculty positions at the University of Kansas (KU) and Ohio University. He has also served as President of the International Double Reed Society and Associate Dean for Performance Activities and Faculty Development at KU. His orchestral work includes positions as a member of City Music Cleveland, the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, and the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. 

Stomberg has held guest residencies and given master classes at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music, Florida State University, Glenn Gould School, The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, among many others. 

His festival participation includes the Asian Double Reed Association, Colombian Bassoon Festival, University of Costa Rica Double Reed Festival, Spanish Double Reed Association, and the Sarasota Music Festival. Stomberg is featured on numerous recordings including Jennifer Higdon’s Dark Wood (Naxos), which was met with critical acclaim by Fanfare Magazine

Stomberg received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Kansas.

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I am most interested in teaching students to teach themselves. I encourage each student to find their own individual tone on the instrument, not simply to imitate mine. Student preparation requires not only many hours of individual practice and reed making, but it also requires numerous hours of listening to solo, chamber and orchestral repertoire, and theoretical analysis of lesson assignments. Although each student learns at their own pace, I maintain a specific standard of technical studies, scales, and arpeggios that should be achieved by students at each level.

B.M. - University of Kansas

M.M. and D.M.A. - Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music