Eric Pazdziora, D.M.A. teaches piano, songwriting, music theory, and composition. He holds a doctorate in music composition from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied with Mark Edwards Wilson. As a teacher, he has worked with groups and individuals of all ages and skill levels from preschool to university.
Eric has been professionally active as a pianist for over 20 years and is proficient in multiple genres, including performances around the world as a soloist and with choirs, orchestras, chamber ensembles, indie bands, and jazz combos, and work as a church pianist and organist. He has recorded several solo albums, specializing in improvisation.
Reviewers have described his compositions as “fresh, exciting, and well-crafted” (Pastoral Music, 36:5) and “an instant classic” (Global Christian Worship, July 2015). His compositions have been widely performed, recorded, and published, including a choral cycle premiered by Chorosynthesis and several collaborations with award-winning author Jane Yolen. Recent commissions have included opera, choral works, instrumental pieces, art songs, film scores, and musical theatre.