Eric Newlin is a fourth year member of the William Baker Festival Singers in 2016-2017. He is a candidate for the Master of Music Education in Choral Pedagogy at the University of Kansas, and was appointed Student Intern for the 2016-2017 season. His work began this past June with the Summer Singers of Kansas City, and will continue through the end of the 19thseason of the Festival Singers. Eric holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Mid-America Nazarene University, where he studied conducting with Dr. John Leavitt, voice with Dr. Mary Jane Wilder, and piano with Jessica Koebbe and Karen McClellan. Eric was a member, soloist and conductor for several university choral ensembles, including the Heritage Choir, which was privileged to perform in Carnegie Hall. Presently, he serves as Director of Choirs for the Pioneer Trail Middle School in Olathe, Kansas. He holds professional memberships in ACDA and NAfME. Eric is married to Leslie Newlin, who runs a private music studio in Olathe and Overland Park.
Over thirty students in Master & Doctoral level study have participated in the Choral Foundation’s Student Intern & Choral Scholars program. For additional information about upcoming opportunities call 913-403-9223.