Eric Wilson, 2020 Intercollegiate Band ConductorJ. Eric Wilson, Professor of Ensembles and Conducting, has been Director of Bands at Baylor University since 2006. He provides administrative leadership for all aspects of the band program, conducts the Wind Ensemble, and teaches and oversees the undergraduate and graduate conducting curriculum. Additionally, he has supervised student teachers and served as Chair of the Ensemble Division. Dr. Wilson is a former president of the Big 12 Band Directors Association and Past-President of the CBDNA Southwestern Division. He has been elected into the American Bandmasters Association and the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, and honored as Outstanding Professor for Tenured Teaching by Baylor University in 2014.
Dr. Wilson is in demand as a conducting clinician, adjudicator, and performing artist. As a conductor, he has directed numerous regional honor bands and conducted his own groups at conventions including the Texas Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, American Bandmasters Association, and The Midwest Clinic. He was a featured contributor in the 2015 Meredith Music publication, Rehearsing the Band, Volume 2. As a saxophonist, Dr. Wilson has performed as orchestral saxophonist, recitalist, and soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Waco Symphony Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, San Angelo Symphony, and Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra, in addition to over one hundred performances with bands, chamber ensembles, and pianists. He is also a former member of the nationally known saxophone quartet, Resounding Winds, with which he presented more than three hundred concerts, workshops, clinics, and seminars in fifteen states. Dr. Wilson has received awards and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Texas Commission on the Arts, and Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.
Among Dr. Wilson’s recordings are Heart of the Holidays and Near to the Heart of God, and his writings include “The Dallas Wind Symphony: Documentation of Its History and Artistic Significance.” Prior to joining the Baylor faculty, he served twelve years on the faculty of Abilene Christian University. Dr. Wilson holds both a Doctor of Musical Arts degree (wind band conducting) and a Master of Music degree (saxophone performance) from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Abilene Christian University. Prior to his university appointments, Dr. Wilson taught in the Texas public school system. In addition to his performing opportunities as conductor, clinician, and saxophonist, Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynette, their four children, Blake, Meredith, Luke, and Caleb, and coaching his youngest son’s high school basketball team in his spare time.
Intercollegiate Band Schedule
10:00-11:00 a.m. Registration
10:30-12:00 a.m. Auditions
11:00-12:00 a.m. Percussion sectionals
11:30-12:45 a.m. Lunch
1:00-4:00 p.m. Rehearsal
4:30-5:15 p.m. Concert- Indiana University Concert Band
5:30-6:15 p.m. Dinner
6:30-7:45 p.m. Rehearsal
8:00-9:00 p.m. Concert- University of Iowa Symphony Band
8:30-11:30 a.m. Rehearsal
11:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00-3:00 p.m. Rehearsal
3:45-4:45 p.m. Concert- Michigan State University Symphony Band
4:45-6:45 p.m. Dinner Break
7:00-8:15 p.m. Rehearsal
8:30-9:45 p.m. Concert- DePaul University Symphonic Band
9:00-10:30 a.m. Rehearsal
12:45-1:45 p.m. Dress Rehearsal
2:00-3:00 p.m. Concert