The Victory Players in their home! The Victory, a 1,600-seat Broadway-style theatre, opened in 1920. It survived a fire in the 1940s and has been derelict since 1979. MIFA is restoring the iconic theater and it will be returned to its role as a major live theatre for the City of Holyoke, its surrounding communities, and the Connecticut River Valley from the Long Island Sound to the Canadian border.
It was an honor to be hooded by Dr. David Lawton, who happens to be a former clarinetist, symbolizing the completion of my doctorate at Stony Brook University. Dr. Lawton also completes his tenure as the Artistic Director of the Stony Brook Opera at the same time. Thank you to all of my mentors along the way, especially to Alan Kay, and my previous teachers Alex Fiterstein and Melissa Koprowski.
SO proud of these kiddies tonight, who played their final concert of the year for flute class, and also the NEW school band in Soundview, Bronx! They have come so far and might have even taught me a thing or two as well!
Today I passed the 2-hour oral exam for my doctorate! I am especially grateful to my wonderful teacher, Alan Kay, who has given me so much of his time and energy over the past three years. He has encouraged my writing very much, and I now have two articles accepted for publication in September! This is something, as a performer, I never expected would happen. Look out for my writing in:
The Clarinet Journal / The Forgotten Pedagogical History of Multiple Articulation in Review
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Journal / A Theoretical Analysis of Bruno Mantovani's Virtuosic Work for Clarinet, "Bug," a Metaphor for the Y2K Dilemma in Music
One last thing - Final DMA Recital, April 30th!
Residency at Universität Mozarteum
July - September 2017
August 7th, 2017
August 10th, 2017
August 12th, 2017
Orchestra - SCHLUSSMATINEE
After studying German at Stony Brook for the past two years, I’m very excited to head to Austria this summer for the Orchestra Academy at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. I will also study with the famous Austrian clarinetist Andreas Schablas of the Bavarian State Orchestra Munich, who is joining the faculty of the Mozarteum in the coming academic year. Thank you to my great teacher, Alan Kay, to Perry Goldstein, and also to the German department at Stony Brook for helping me to achieve this goal!
Very excited to perform Beethoven's Septet tomorrow at the Long Island Museum with incredible musicians!
See the facebook event here.
I am very excited to perform in the orchestra for The Full Monty next month at the oldest resident summer theater in America, Peninsula Players Theater. I love when I can do these shows with this incredible company and wonderful people! See you soon Midwest!
Eric Schultz is currently serving on several music faculties in the New York Metro while performing and maintaining a private music studio teaching clarinet, saxophone, and flute to all ages. He completed his doctorate in music performance at Stony Brook University.