GROUP Tenessee Tech Univ. / Southwind D&B Corps
Eric Willie serves as Assistant Professor of Percussion at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, TN where he directs the Classical and Pop Percussion Ensembles, teaches applied percussion and arranges for the TTU drum line. In addition, Eric serves as the Vice-President for the Tennessee Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society, Arranger for the Spirit of JSU Drum and Bugle Corps, and as a new music/literature reviewer for Percussive Notes.
Eric has been a featured performer at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the Bands of America National Percussion Festival and the World Saxophone Congress. He most recently was a featured soloist on the Brass Arts Quintet CD, "Serengeti." Eric has presented at The Midwest Clinic and at several state music educator conventions throughout the Midwest and Southeastern United States.
Eric's articles have appeared in The Instrumentalist magazine, Percussive Notes magazine, and he has contributed educational resources to Innovative Percussion, Inc., Black Swamp Percussion, Evans drumheads, and SABIAN Cymbals.
Eric received his BME from Austin Peay State University, his MM from the University of Kentucky, and is completing work toward his Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas where he studies with Christopher Deane, Mark Ford, Paul Rennick and Ed Soph.