As director of choral music at Sumter High School in Sumter, Eric Wilkinson has developed a nationally recognized, high-caliber choir program that has taken students to perform in some of the nation's most prestigious venues. They have performed world-premiere compositions at Carnegie Hall in New York City and a repertoire of sacred songs at the National Cathedral and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. His musical ensembles consistently earn superior ratings at state choral festivals, earning placement on the All-State Choir and the Governor's School for the Performing Arts. In teaching music performance, composition and history, Wilkinson helps his students develop thinking and listening skills that they can apply to other classes in core academic areas. The majority of his students have been accepted to college on musical scholarships and many of them pursue careers in musical education. College professors often contact Wilkinson to congratulate him for how well his former students perform and sight-read music. They are not the only ones singing the praises of this outstanding music educator.
1999 University of New Hampshire, B.A.