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Eric Goluszka

Eric Goluszka
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MM DePaul University ​
BM University of Alberta

​Chicago area saxophonist and educator Eric Goluszka is an active performer in a wide variety of genres, ranging from traditional and modern classical, to jazz, salsa, and an assortment of popular styles. Eric has been a featured soloist with the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band and the Wheaton Municipal Band, including a performance at the 2017 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He has performed extensively throughout the Midwest United States, Canada, Southern France, Sicily, and Thailand, both as a soloist and as a member of the Chicago Saxophone Quartet, the New Edmonton Wind Sinfonia, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Orquesta Energia Salsa Band. 

In 2003, Eric received a Bachelor of Music degree with a performance emphasis from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He studied with renowned saxophonist Dr. William Street and performed in masterclasses for top modern composers and saxophonists such as Gavin Bryars and Jean-Marie Londeix. Eric received a Master of Music degree from DePaul University, where he studied with Susan Cook. His other major teachers have been James Kasprzyk, Matt Olson, Tim Aubuchon, and Jeremy Ruthrauff. 

Eric is a highly-sought saxophone instructor throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago. His students have received first place medals at solo and ensemble festivals, been accepted into prestigious music schools, and have been selected for IMEA district and all-state honor bands. With a studio averaging nearly 80 students yearly, Eric has been teaching saxophone lessons at several Chicagoland high schools since 2005: Fremd HS, Schaumburg HS, Notre Dame College Prep, Conant HS, Metea Valley HS, and Palatine HS. He is also a faculty member with New Music School in Chicago, IL.