Violoncello; String Area Coordinator
Professor of Cello, Eric Edberg is an active concert artist who has performed as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across the country. Trained at Peabody, Juilliard, The North Carolina School of the Arts and Florida State, his teachers included such eminent cellists as Leonard Rose, Bernard Greenhouse, and Stephen Kates. Recent performances include concerto appearances with the Fort Wayne and Terre Haute symphonies in Indiana and the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony in North Dakota as well as collaborative performances with the Chisti Chamber Players.
An improvisational musician as well as a classical cellist, he has performed with artists including David Darling and Paul Horn. At DePauw he teaches one of the country's few non-jazz improvisation courses for classical musicians, and frequently gives workshops on improvisation and self expression, most recently as part of a Music for People weekend at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. He has given improvisation workshops at Lawrence University, Ohio State, Appalachian State, Bethany College, the Interlochen Arts Camp, and for the Indiana Music Teachers Association annual convention. Committed to music as a healing force, Dr. Edberg is a frequent volunteer at hospitals and nursing homes, playing improvised music and the Bach Cello Suites. Deeply interested in the relationship between music and spirituality, he regularly performs in churches and for the last two summers served as a workshop facilitator at the Sacred Arts Retreat at the Abode of the Message, a Sufi retreat center in upstate New York. Appointed 1988.