Originally from Jamestown, NY, Eric Pearson returns to Infinity after 15+ years of teaching and conducting guitar ensembles in Austin, Texas. He holds a MM in Music Performance from Ithaca College, a Music Education degree from SUNY Fredonia, and has taught public school, college courses, community college and private students for over 20 years.
As a performer, he has worked with Rich Little, John Bacon and Bruce Johnstone, among other jazz musicians, and toured frequently as a member of the Fredonia Guitar Quartet.
Eric was a member of the “Next Generation” of Infinity students around 2001. He then worked in various positions including private lesson instructor, ensemble director, director of curriculum, program director and acting executive director.
He worked with the Austin Classical Guitar education nonprofit from 2011 – 2022 as a curriculum developer and in support of guitar programs in over 50 Austin ISD schools. In addition to school programs, Eric spent nearly a decade conducting adult amateur guitar ensembles. He is also a frequent clinician at state and national meetings for music educators, including conferences hosted by the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Guitar Directors Association, the National Association for Music Educators, and the American String Teachers Association.