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Eric Gustafson


Eric Gustafson
Eric Gustafson

Lecturer in Music (Viola)

Schambach Center 210
315-859-4798

A longtime veteran principal violist of the Syracuse Symphony, Eric Gustafson now holds that position with Symphoria, its successor orchestra. He has been an adjunct lecturer in viola and chamber music at Hamilton College since the mid 1980’s and is also on the adjunct faculty at Syracuse University teaching viola.

Gustafson did his undergraduate studies at Juilliard in violin under Ivan Galamian.  He went on to pursue graduate studies at The Manhattan School, majoring in music composition with Charles Wuorinen and in violin with Ariana Bronne. From there, he participated in The Young Artist’s Development Program at the State University of New York Binghamton, took part in a graduate fellowship program in string quartet under the Lenox Quartet, and studied viola with Toby Appel. Gustafson was principal violist of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra from 1975-79.

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