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Eric Lau

Eric Lau
Associate Professor, D.M.A, Michigan State University

Associate Chair, Department of Music

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Saxophonist Dr. Eric Lau joined the faculty of The University of New Mexico in Fall, 2003. He has received the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the School of Music at Michigan State University as a recipient of both the Catherine Herrick Cobb Fellowship and the Dean’s Recruitment Fellowship. He received his Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University. His major teachers include Joseph Lulloff, James Forger, Andrew Speight, Branford Marsalis, and Griffin Campbell.

Dr. Lau won the prestigious Michigan State University Honors Concerto Competition and has been a prize winner in the North American Saxophone Alliance Classical Performers Competition, the Lansing Matinee Musical, the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Chamber Music Competition, and the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Young Artists Competition.  An active recitalist, Dr. Lau performed at the 2000, 2003, and 2006 World Saxophone Congresses, as well as the 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006 National Saxophone Conferences.  Since his appointment at UNM he has performed or presented masterclasses at many universities including Texas Tech University, Stephen F. Austin University, Idaho State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Michigan State University, the Hart School of Music, Puerto Rico Conservatory, the United States Coast Guard Academy, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil, and Brevard Music Center.   Dr. Lau also serves on the artist faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and is a regular performer with the New Mexico Symphony and the Santa Fe Symphony.

Eric Lau is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a Rico Performing Artist.

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Music Excerpt:

Paul Creston: Sonata Movement 2


Last updated on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:47 AM



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