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Stark, Eric

Professor - Music


Lilly Hall - 241

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Choral/orchestral conducting and literature, repertoire, rehearsal/program planning, score study. Works of JS Bach.

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Recordings: From East to West (Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, 2004); The Harmonies of Hoosier History (Indianapolis Arts Chorale, 1999); A Festival of Carols (Masterworks Chorale, 1996) Publications: The Use of the Chorus as Provider of Time and Place Cues in Berlioz's "La damnation de Faust," (Choral Journal, 2003) Presentations: Berlioz Over Two Centuries: Interpretations, Evaluations, Reconstructions (Indiana University, 2003) Guest Conducting: Orquesta Juvenil de Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2008); Washington Chorus (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Strathmore Concert Hall, Bethesda, Maryland, 2007); New England Symphonic Ensemble and Festival Chorus (Carnegie Hall, 2002)

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Conductor, Butler Chorale and Chamber Choir Courses taught: Basic Conducting, Choral Conducting, Choral Literature, Putting Wings on Dreams--The First 100 Years of Powered Flight

Personal Hobbies
Aviataion, hiking, swimming, cycling, travel


DM-Choral Conducting, Indiana University MM-Choral Conducting, Indiana University BA-Music, Wabash College

Professional Credentials
Artistic Director, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Guest Conductor, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (2008, 2010)

Association Memberships (professional/educational)
American Choral Directors Association Chorus America Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Professional Experience
Earlham College, Indiana-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Christian Theological Seminary