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.
Eric Schultz recently completed his doctoral studies at Stony Brook University, studying clarinet performance. In addition to serving on several music faculties in the New York Metro, he performs and maintains a private music studio teaching clarinet, saxophone, and flute to all ages.