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About Eric

Eric Lacy’s music can be characterized as "stylistically lyrical and heavily motivic." His compositional style reflects influences from Anton Bruckner, Richard Strauss, and many contemporary composers. His unique ability to combine romanticism with 21st century compositional techniques brings a lush and expressive quality to his music.


Eric has composed music for every medium. Among these are his works for chamber ensembles and orchestral music, as well as music for film and video games. His concert works include Three Question Marks for solo cello, about which The Cello Museum has stated, "Anyone about to wade into the Bach Suites would definitely benefit from learning 'Three Question Marks.'” His film music includes his score for A Family Matters Christmas, starring Kellie Williams-Jackson and Jo Marie Payton. 


A Maryland native, and primarily a self-taught musician, Eric began his compositional journey by writing inspirational Christian songs. His passion for composition and his strong Christian faith sparked an interest in praise and worship music. Consequently, he was inspired to become a church pianist and music minister.


Eric is a recipient of the Huel D. Perkins Doctoral Fellowship at Louisiana State University where he received  his Ph.D. in Composition. He earned a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Music Composition from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His principal composition teachers include Mark Engebretson, Alejandro Rutty, and Dinos Constantinides.

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