Eric Posada began his tenure as Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Texas A&M University in July 2013. Mr. Posada recently completed all coursework towards the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University (TTU). While at TTU, Mr. Posada served as graduate assistant under the tutelage of Richard Bjella and Dr. John Hollins for the internationally renowned University Choir, The Lubbock Chorale, the Matador Singers and had a conducting studio of undergraduate choral conductors. Prior to his time in Lubbock, Mr. Posada completed his Master of Music degree in May 2009 from Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville, TX where he was a graduate assistant of Dr. Allen Hightower, now Director of Choral Activities at Luther College. In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Music degree, also from TTU, where his conducting teachers were Dr. John Dickson, Dr. Pamela Elrod, and Gary Lewis.
Mr. Posada has successfully taught public school choir in Texas, with stints in Lewisville and Brownsville, and remains active as a clinician across the state of Texas. In addition to his experience at the collegiate, civic, and secondary levels, Mr. Posada has been dedicated to serving as Director of Music in liturgical settings for the past seven years, and in 2010, was awarded the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship.
Recent conducting venues for Mr. Posada have consisted of performances at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres, L’église de la Madeleine, and Notre Dame de Paris in France; the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City; the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region XV Treble Choir; and his engagement at the TCDA Convention during the summer of 2012. Notable musical influences throughout Mr. Posada’s career, concomitant with his aforementioned mentors, have included Paul Salamunovich, Dr. Donald Nueun, Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt, and Dr. Kenneth Davis.