Dr. Eric Hammer is serving his eighteenth year as Director of Bands and Professor of Music Education at the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music in Stockton, California. At Pacific, Eric leads the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Concert Band and teaches courses in Brass Pedagogy, Conducting/Score Analysis, Rehearsal Techniques and Band Development. He also hosts the Pacific Western Concert Band Festival, advises the Pacific Pep Band, supervises student teachers, and Chairs the Recruitment/Scholarship Committee. Additionally, Eric conducts the Diablo Wind Symphony and the Pacific Concert Band while maintaining an active, calendar of guest conducting, clinics, and adjudication.
Eric’s background includes an Iowa upbringing, sixteen years of public school teaching experience and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oregon. He is currently the President of the Western Division College Band Directors National Association and has also held leadership positions with California Music Educators Bay Section, Pacific Music Camp, the California Unit of the International Association of Jazz Educators, and the Yuba County Arts Council. Eric is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, California Band Directors Association, Nor Cal Band Association, National Band Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.
Conservatory of Music
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211