BM New England Conservatory
BA Tufts University
MM Temple University
Eric Millstein is a member of the percussion section of the Lyric Opera of Chicago as well as principal percussionist and assistant timpanist of the Grant Park Orchestra. Mr. Millstein also frequently performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He has joined the CSO on four European tours and can be heard on a variety of CSO recordings.
As a chamber musician Mr. Millstein has performed with Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Rembrandt Chamber Players, and on the Chicago Symphony's MusicNow series. He also performs as timpanist with the annual Bach Week Festival in Evanston, Illinois.
Mr. Millstein has been a faculty member at the DePaul University School of Music since 2004, and he joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2014. He has coached the percussion sections of the New World Symphony, Chicago Youth Symphony, and Midwest Young Artists, and he presented an "orchestral lab session" at the 2003 and 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Mr. Millstein earned a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Tufts University. He earned a Master of Music from Temple University and completed his education as a member of the New World Symphony. His principal teachers were Nora Davenport, Will Hudgins, and Alan Abel.Learn more on the Percussion Studio Page