Eric Tuan is a third-year undergraduate at Stanford University, pursuing studies in music and literature. A voice student of Gregory Wait and a piano student of Laura Dahl, Eric is actively engaged in numerous activities throughout the music department. He sings tenor and serves as rehearsal pianist for the Stanford Chamber Chorale, and was honored to perform the aria “Erwäge” in their performance of J.S. Bach’s Johannes-Passion at the National Gallery of Art in March 2010. An early music enthusiast, Eric has also performed with the Stanford Early Music Singers and the Monteverdi Consort, a one-voice-per-part chamber ensemble that performs Renaissance and early Baroque music. He recently returned from a term abroad in Oxford, where he sang with Schola Cantorum of Oxford, and is currently a teaching assistant in Stanford’s music theory program.

As a pianist, Eric was awarded the Stanford music department’s Patrick Butler Prize in piano performance for his rendition of Scriabin’s final set of preludes. He has also accompanied for numerous groups on campus, including the Stanford Savoyards and the music department’s non-major voice classes. In the summer of 2009, he appeared in recital with soprano Clarissa Lyons, who was a Marc and Eva Stern Fellow at Songfest 2010.

An alum of the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, Eric continues to serve on staff at their summer program, and has accompanied their concert tours to China (2005) and Seattle/British Columbia (2010). An emerging composer and arranger, he has both composed original works and created American folksong arrangements for the choir. The choir has performed Eric’s works at numerous choral events, including the Grand Prix St. Petersburg Choral Festival (2008), the 8th Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival (2009), and the fourteenth International Choral Kathaumixw in British Columbia (2010). Current projects include Japanese folksong arrangements for the Stanford Chamber Chorale as well as a piece for Volti’s Choral Institute for women’s choirs.

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