Eric Millstein is a percussionist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and principal percussion of the Grant Park Orchestra. He plays regularly as an extra musician with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and was previously a member of the New World Symphony and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Eric is on faculty at DePaul University School of Music and has been a percussion coach for the New World Symphony, Midwest Young Artists, and Chicago’s Classical Symphony.
Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Eric began percussion studies with Nora Davenport. He then earned degrees from the New England Conservatory (where his teacher was Will Hudgins) and Temple University (studying with Alan Abel). Eric also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Tufts University.