Eric Posada is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Texas A&M University where he conducts the Century Singers, A&M's mixed choir, and the Women's Chorus. He also serves as Director of Music at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, and was most recently appointed the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Brazos Valley Chorale.
Notable collaborations during Dr. Posada's tenure at Texas A&M have included projects with the acclaimed Nordic Choir and composers Ola Gjeilo, Michael John Trotta, and Shawn Kirchner. His choruses have performed at Carnegie Hall, sung in Germany and Canada, and will be touring across Italy during the summer of 2017. With stints in Lewisville and Brownsville, Dr. Posada has successfully taught public school choir in Texas. His ensembles received numerous sweepstakes awards and Best in Class trophies, and he remains active as a clinician and adjudicator across the state. As a church musician, Posada has served in liturgical settings for the past ten years, and in 2010, was awarded with the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship.
Postdoctoral work for Posada has included study with Jerry Blackstone and Dan Bara. He earned his DMA degree in choral conducting from Texas Tech University. While at Tech, he served as graduate assistant under the tutelage of Richard Bjella and John Hollins for the internationally renowned University Choir, The Lubbock Chorale, Matador Singers, and his conducting studio of undergraduate choral conductors. Before his doctoral studies, Posada completed his Master of Music degree in May 2009 from Sam Houston State University where he was a graduate assistant of Allen Hightower. In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Music degree with concentration in Teacher Preparation, also from Texas Tech, where his conducting teachers were John Dickson, Pamela Elrod, and Gary Lewis.
Additional conducting venues for Dr. Posada have included performances in France, as well as, guest conducting engagements with the Brazos Valley Symphony, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region XV Treble Choir, and at the TCDA Convention during the summer of 2012. Coupled with his mentors, other prominent musical influences throughout Dr. Posada's career have included Paul Salamunovich, Donald Nueun, Joseph Flummerfelt, and Kenneth Davis.