Eric Wachmann

Professor of Music

Office: FAC 122

(319) 352-8508

eric.wachmann@wartburg.edu

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Educational Background

University of Ottawa
B.Mus

University of Michigan
M.M.

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
D.M.A.

Dr. Eric Wachmann is Professor of Music at Wartburg College where he teaches Clarinet and Music Theory. He holds a B.Mus from the University of Ottawa and a M.M. from the University of Michigan where he studied with Fred Ormand. He received his D.M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he studied with clarinetist Kelly Burke.

A renowned clarinetist, Wachmann has performed extensively with professional orchestral, chamber and jazz ensembles in the United States, Canada and Europe. He is principal clarinet with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony and plays bass clarinet with the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. He is also currently guest clarinet with the University of Northern Iowa Northwind Faculty Wind Quintet. In addition, he has performed with the Cedar Rapids, North Carolina, Greensboro (N.C.), Windsor (Ontario), Toledo (Ohio), Flint (Mich.), and Ottawa (Ontario) Symphonies, and has also performed with jazz ensembles at the Montreux Jazz Festival, the Ozone Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz Festival. An active soloist, Dr. Wachmann has performed concerts throughout North America and Europe including concerts with pianist Ted Reuter in Belarus. As a part of their 1995 tour, they were the first North American musicians invited to perform at the Sophia Concert Hall in Polatsk, Belarus.

Dr. Wachmann has been a Yamaha Artist since 1996 and has given masterclasses and clinics throughout the region. He is a co-founder of the Eastern Iowa Clarinet Camp, which is dedicated to teaching the craft of clarinet performance to Middle and High School aged students. The Camp takes place each summer on the Wartburg College campus.

Wachmann and fellow Wartburg College faculty member Ted Reuter have recently recorded the complete works for clarinet and piano of the French group of composers known as "Les Six." Centaur Records released this recording internationally in October 2002 to positive reviews.

"Music of Brahms and Schumann,” featuring Dr. Eric Wachmann and Dr. Ted Reuter, was released in March 2007. The CD is available from Centaurrecords.com and other online merchants. This CD was chosen as "CD of the Month" by KHKE for June 2007 and Wachmann and Reuter gave an interview June 8 as part of their feature.

He has taught Applied Clarinet, Music Theory and Ear Training I and II

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Dr. Eric Wachmann – Recent Performances

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Sept. 28, 2004
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Beethoven- Symphony No. 3, Op. 55 by Beethoven
Dvorak- Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 24, 2004
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
Family Concert: Dan Kamin, guest artist

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 6, 2004
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
Timothy Fain, violin

Barber- Concerto for Violin and Orchestra , Op. 14
Elgar- Enigma Variations

Northwind Quintet, Nov. 9-10, 2004
Chamber Recitals at UNI and Wartburg College

Reicha- Quintet, Op. 100, No. 6
Ligeti- Six Bagatelles
Abdel-Rahim- Bohayrat Al-Lotus (The Lotus Pond)
Caviani- French Quintet

Chamber Recital, Nov. 19, 2004
With guests Therese Fetter, Mary Grey, Kathleen Sihler, and Suzanne Bullard

Mozart- Quintet, K. 581
Weber- Quintet, Op. 34

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 10-11, 2004
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
Holiday Pops Concert.

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Jan. 14, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger

Ravel- Le Tombeau de Couperin
Schickele- Thurber’s Dogs

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 5, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
This concert was also recorded for broadcast on IPTV

Jernigan – Preamble to a Concert
Mahler- Symphony No. 2

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, March 12, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
Peter Schickele, narrator

Mozart- Overture to L Nozze di Figaro
Schickele- What Did You Do Today At Jeffy’s House?
Schickele- The Chenoo Who Stayed To Dinner
Shostakovich- Symphony No. 1, Op. 10

Faculty Recital with Ted Reuter, March 22, 2005
Guest Jonathan Chenowith, cello
Wartburg College

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, April 2, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger

Webern- Variations for Orchestra
Schubert- Symphony No. 8, D. 144

Northwind Quintet Chamber Recital, April 5-6, 2005
Performances at UNI and Wartburg College

Rameau- Gavotte with Six Doubles
Hidas- Quintet
Murdock- Postcards from the Center
Mortensen- Quintet
Peck- Five Ring Circus

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, April 29-30, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
Performance with New York Voices

Iowa Music Teachers Association Recital, June 12, 2005

Performance of Schumann- Fantasy Pieces as part of a Wartburg Music Faculty Recital

New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, July 9, 2005
Conductor: Michael Krajewski
Summer Pops

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 8, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
Sean Botkin and Genadi Zagor, pianos

Wagner- Overture to Die Meistersinger
Mozart- Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365
Bartok- Concerto for Orchestra

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Oct. 23, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger.
Performance of Family Concert.

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 5, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger.
Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Sierra- Folias by Sierra
Tchaikovsky- Suite No. 4, Op. 61 (Mozartiana)

Northwind Quintet Chamber Recital, Nov. 8-9, 2005
Performances at UNI and Wartburg College

Lefevre- Suite, Op. 57
Blumer- Quintet, Op. 52
Riegger- Concerto for Piano and Woodwind Quintet, Op. 53
(Jan) Bach- Dance Craze
Hallam- Dance Suite

Faculty Recital, Nov. 22, 2005, Wartburg College

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 9-10, 2005
Conductor: Jason Weinberger
Holiday Pops Concert.

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Jan. 13, 2006
Conductor: Jason Weinberger

Kurka- The Good Soldier Suite
Mozart- Serenade for Winds ‘Gran Partita,’ K. 361

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 4, 2006
Conductor: Jason Weinberger

Brahms- Variations on a theme of Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a by Brahms, 
Handel/Mozart- Messiah, K. 222 (Choral Selections)
Mozart- Kyrie K. 341
Strauss- Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Northern Festival, Feb. 10, 2006
Performance with Northwind Quintet in the GBPAC

UNI Faculty Recital, Feb. 15, 2006
Invited to perform as part of a chamber group on a UNI faculty recital presented by trombonist Darin Achilles

Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, March 4, 2006
Conductor: Jason Weinberger.

Barber- Overture to the School for Scandal
Hindemith- Symphonic Metamorphosis