About Eric Lacy
Eric Lacy’s music can be characterized as "stylistically lyrical and heavily motivic." His compositional style reflects influences from Beethoven, 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.
Lacy has composed for every medium. Among these are his works for solo voice, chamber and orchestral music, as well as film and television documentaries. A Maryland native, and primarily a self-taught musician, Lacy 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.
Lacy 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.