Dr. Eric Posada named TJC choral director

Dr. Eric Posada has been named choral director and professor of music at Tyler Junior College.

He will lead TJC’s choral groups, including the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, and serve as a professor in the TJC music department.

Prior to joining TJC, Posada lived in Bryan-College Station, where he served as assistant director of choral activities at Texas A&M University, artistic director/conductor of the Brazos Valley Chorale, and director of music at Saint Joseph Catholic Church.

A native of McAllen, Posada recently founded the Rio Grande Valley’s first professional chorus, Pasión, and serves as the ensemble’s artistic director.

Throughout his career, Posada has collaborated with esteemed colleagues and ensembles across the world. Most recently, he conducted Pasión in the concert world premiere and recording of composer Michael John Trotta’s “Light Shines in the Darkness.” The performance will be released on iTunes and distributed under the Naxos label later this year.

While at Texas A&M, Dr. Posada’s choruses performed at Carnegie Hall and toured across Germany and Canada. Noteworthy collaborations during this tenure included projects with the acclaimed Nordic Choir and composers Ola Gjeilo and Shawn Kirchner.

He also taught choir at public schools in Lewisville and Brownsville, and his ensembles received numerous sweepstakes awards and Best in Class trophies. He remains active as a clinician and adjudicator across the state. As a church musician, Posada has served in liturgical settings for the past 11 years. In 2010, the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) awarded him the Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship.

In 2017, Chorus America awarded Posada with a conducting fellowship to attend their summer conducting academy at California State University, Fullerton. Additional conducting for has included engagements in France, with the Brazos Valley Symphony, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region XV Treble Choir, and at the TCDA Convention during the summer of 2012.

Posada earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from Texas Tech University, his Master of Music degree from Sam Houston State University, and his Bachelor of Music degree from Texas Tech.

For more on TJC music programs, go to www.tjc.edu/music.

 

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