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Eric High

Associate Dean of  Visual and Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Music

B.A., University of Wisconsin - Superior 
M.M., Arizona State University 
D.M.A., Arizona State University

Programs: Music

Eric High is the associate dean of visual and performing arts and an associate professor of music. He joined the St. Norbert College faculty in 2005 after five years as a middle school band director in Gilbert, Ariz.

An active performer, Eric has given dozens of recitals at colleges and universities across the U.S. His primary area of research, the history and development of the contrabass trombone, has led to the commissioning of new works by Tom Dossett, Gina Gillie, Brian Sadler, John Hennecken and others. He gave the world premiere of “Full Moon Ascending” for contrabass trombone and piano by Jeff Cortazzo at the 2018 American Trombone Workshop, and is scheduled to premiere Brooke Joyce’s “Seven Duets” for trombone and contrabass trombone at the International Trombone Workshop in July 2022. In addition to his work as a soloist, Eric has performed with the Weidner Philharmonic, Green Bay Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, Oshkosh Symphony, Sheboygan Symphony, the Central Wisconsin Symphony, the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra and the Brass Circle Quintet.

Eric has written numerous literature reviews for the International Trombone Association Journal and he’s published his own arrangements of Mozart’s “Five Divertimenti” for Trombone Trio, “Two Marches” by Charles Ives for Brass Quintet, and Alexander Zemlinsky’s “Drei Stücke” for Trombone and Piano, all with Cherry Classics Music.

Deeply committed to music education, Eric continues to direct the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble and teach Applied Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba while serving as the associate dean of visual and performing arts as well as the assessment coordinator for the college’s core curriculum.

Courses
MUSI 053/063 Low Brass Lessons
MUSI 018 Brass Ensembles
MUSI 021 Jazz Ensemble
MUSI/AMER 318 Evolution of Jazz
MUSI 176 Music Appreciation

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