Eric Schmitz

Eric Schmitz

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ERIC SCHMITZ, 28, is currently pursuing a doctorate at Eastman, where he studies with Bill Dobbins with Rich Thompson.  His pieces have been performed in Iowa and New York.  In 2003, Mr. Schmitz’s studio orchestra arrangement of Harold Danko’s “For Bud” was named “Best Jazz Arrangement” in Downbeat magazine’s 26th annual Student Music Awards.  His big-band piece, “In Your World”, received an award for “Original Song, Outstanding Performance” in Downbeat’s 2004 Student Music Awards. 

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