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Eric C.
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Eric has decades of experience as an educator, composer, music theorist, public lecturer, arranger, orchestrator, producer, music copyist, editor, and author. He has served on the faculties of several top music preparatory schools, colleges, and conservatories, and has taught students of all ages. Particular areas of strength include lessons and tutoring in music theory, musicology (music history), analysis, solfège (fixed- or movable-do), dictation, test preparation, and popular music.
About Eric C.

I teach lessons and courses in music theory, composition, musicology, and related fields. I am an active composer (ASCAP), arranger, and public lecturer, among many other hats I wear. My approach to teaching is to create a relaxed, fun, and conversational atmosphere for the students, meet each student at their level, and work towards helping them reach their musical goals and expand their musical horizons. I started tutoring while still an undergraduate at Mannes College of Music, and began serving on my first faculty position before I graduated. I am currently on the faculties at Queens College (CUNY)—where I was awarded the college's "Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching"—and Mannes College of Music's Preparatory Division. I have also served as a music theory department head at various institutions. I hold degrees from the University at Buffalo (Ph.D.), Queens College (M.A.), and Mannes College of Music (B.M.). I received the "Graduating Master's Award" from Queens College. I have given dozens of public lectures on a wide range of subjects, including: "Sophisticated Pop Music," "Rachmaninoff's Choral Music," "Bach and the Art of Imitation," "Do You Know What You Like About Music?" "The Music of Florence Price," "Schubert's 'Erlkönig'," "Bartók's Chamber Music," and "Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Yeomen of the Guard'," among many others. I've given lecture-series courses on Mahler, Program and Incidental Music of the 19th century, Beethoven's Symphonies, and American Masters of Song. I have conducted seminar courses on the Music of Pete Townshend, British Rock Music of the 1960s, and Led Zeppelin. I would be delighted to join you on your musical journey and share the joy that music, and music study, brings.

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Teaching since 1996

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Ph.D. - Music Theory

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Eric C.
Teaches Online
Eric has decades of experience as an educator, composer, music theorist, public lecturer, arranger, orchestrator, producer, music copyist, editor, and author. He has served on the faculties of several top music preparatory schools, colleges, and conservatories, and has taught students of all ages. Particular areas of strength include lessons and tutoring in music theory, musicology (music history), analysis, solfège (fixed- or movable-do), dictation, test preparation, and popular music.
About Eric C.

I teach lessons and courses in music theory, composition, musicology, and related fields. I am an active composer (ASCAP), arranger, and public lecturer, among many other hats I wear. My approach to teaching is to create a relaxed, fun, and conversational atmosphere for the students, meet each student at their level, and work towards helping them reach their musical goals and expand their musical horizons. I started tutoring while still an undergraduate at Mannes College of Music, and began serving on my first faculty position before I graduated. I am currently on the faculties at Queens College (CUNY)—where I was awarded the college's "Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching"—and Mannes College of Music's Preparatory Division. I have also served as a music theory department head at various institutions. I hold degrees from the University at Buffalo (Ph.D.), Queens College (M.A.), and Mannes College of Music (B.M.). I received the "Graduating Master's Award" from Queens College. I have given dozens of public lectures on a wide range of subjects, including: "Sophisticated Pop Music," "Rachmaninoff's Choral Music," "Bach and the Art of Imitation," "Do You Know What You Like About Music?" "The Music of Florence Price," "Schubert's 'Erlkönig'," "Bartók's Chamber Music," and "Gilbert and Sullivan's 'Yeomen of the Guard'," among many others. I've given lecture-series courses on Mahler, Program and Incidental Music of the 19th century, Beethoven's Symphonies, and American Masters of Song. I have conducted seminar courses on the Music of Pete Townshend, British Rock Music of the 1960s, and Led Zeppelin. I would be delighted to join you on your musical journey and share the joy that music, and music study, brings.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1996

Education

Ph.D. - Music Theory

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Has background check

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Dr. C is not only an incredibly talented and knowledgeable musician, but a teacher who takes a genuine interest in his students' education, all while using humor to keep lessons engaging and fun. I would highly recommend studying with him.

Posted Aug 8, 2021
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Dr. C. is a longtime trusted colleague with a sterling resume and excellent reputation among his students at both Queens College and Mannes College. Having taught a good number of his former students, I can attest to both the preparation they received from him but their respect and admiration they hold. Much Recommended.

Posted Jul 5, 2021
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Dr. C has the unique ability to make his lessons fun and profound. As someone who didn’t have a formal classical music background, he has consistently encouraged me and has intensified my creativity and curiosity by exposing me to music and ideas that are now indispensable to me. He is passionate, funny, witty, and undoubtedly the most valuable instructor I’ve ever had.

Posted Jul 6, 2021
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Assistant Professor of Music (adj)
Sep 2006 - Present
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College (CUNY)
Theses and Dissertation Advisor, Editor, or Consulant
Mar 2006 - Present
Various
I have been an advisor, editor, or consultant on numerous undergraduate and graduate (doctoral) theses and dissertations.
Editor
Mar 2006 - Present
Various
Copy, line, and index editor for various books and textbooks, including for several major publishing firms.
Assistant Professor
Jan 1996 - Present
Preparatory Division: Mannes College of Music (New School University)
- Former co-chair of the theory department. - On leave 2003-2006 when teaching at UA.
Associate Professor of Music (adj)
Sep 2006 - May 2016
Dowling College
Instructor of Music
Sep 2003 - May 2006
University of Alabama
Ph.D. - Music Theory
Sep 2002 - May 2009
University at Buffalo
M.A. - Music Theory
Sep 1996 - May 1997
Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College (CUNY)
B.M. - Percussion
Sep 1992 - May 1996
Mannes College of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
Oct 2010
Queens College, CUNY
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2016
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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