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To create more awareness for this mental health crisis, dozens of saxophonists from around the world will play with Eric on December 14th through the power of technology. This groundbreaking performance includes friends, mentors, colleagues, and prominent soloists that he admired in an innovative composition by an award-winning composer, David Biedenbender.


We welcome future collaborators to join us and become a part of this ongoing video project to #PlayWithEric . Someday, Eric may perform with a choir of a thousand strong to continue providing inspiration and hope.  If you are interested in participating, please click the button below to view instructions on how to #PlayWithEric!

Below is the complete list of performers in the first ensemble released on December 14th, 2020:

Composition is David Biedenbender's arrangement of Nathaniel Penven's arrangement of Percy Grainger's arrangement of "Irish Tune from County Derry"

  • Jeff Siegfried, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, West Virginia University

  • Timothy McAllister, Professor of Saxophone, University of Michigan

  • Asya Fateyeva, Musikhochschule Münster

  • Arno Bornkamp, Professor of Saxophone, Conservatorium van Amsterdam

  • Joe Lulloff, Professor of Saxophone, Michigan State University

  • Michael Ibrahim, Director of the School of Music, West Virginia University

  • Jared Sims, Director of Jazz Studies, West Virginia University

  • John Nichol, Professor of Saxophone, Central Michigan University

  • Andy Hall, Adjunct Professor of Saxophone, Adrian College

  • Gabriel Pique, Assistant Professor of Saxophone & Jazz Studies, Baldwin Wallace University

  • Lucas Hopkins, Interim Professor of Saxophone, University of Colorado-Boulder

  • Eddie Goodman, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, University of Arizona

  • Jonathan Wintringham, Founder, International Saxophone Academy

  • Jonathan Hostottle, Director of Bands, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

  • Justin Massey, Music Instructor, Ontario’s Professional School of Music & Arts

  • Jonathan Hulting- Cohen, Assistant Professor of Saxophone, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

  • Chris DeLouis, Music Teacher, Thomas Snell Weaver High School

  • Tanner Petri, Martinsburg North Middle School

  • Matt Koester, Saxophone Faculty at University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Lauren Hill

  • Micah Buser

  • Layne Malek

  • Salvador Flores

  • Patrick Smith

  • Michael Keeler

  • Colleen O'Connor

  • Andrew Liskey

  • Ryan Schilling

  • Kayla Tokar

  • Veronica Casey

  • Genesis Berrios

  • Cheyenne Henline

  • Brenden Stilwell

  • Derek Portillo 

  • Chance Stine

  • Jonathan Lynn

  • Sam Porter

  • Brian Kachur

  • Nate Penven

  • Luke Mazure

Producer - Jeff Siegfried

Creative Consultant - Liz Ames

Photo Compilation and Selection - Colleen O'Connor

Sound and Video Editing – Brad Ritchie

Video Montage Design – Jean-Louis Droulers

Writing and Creative Design – Timothy Petryni

Please visit our home page to view the video of the first ensemble!

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