Many thanks to Dr. Eric Posada and the Texas A&M University Chorus for a wonderful rendition of In The Bleak Midwinter (SSAA). I am thrilled to know this wonderful choir and I am honored that they dedicated this recording to me. I am very much looking forward to Dr. Posada’s directing the Century Singer’s world premiere performance of “Tu Sola Remedio” on March 12, 2016 at Carnegie Hall.
Eric Posada is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Texas A&M University where he conducts the Century Singers, A&M’s premiere mixed choir, and the Women’s Chorus. He also serves as Director of Music at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, and was most recently appointed as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Brazos Valley Chorale.
Dr. Posada earned his DMA degree in choral conducting from Texas Tech University. While at Tech, he served as graduate assistant under the tutelage of Richard Bjella and John Hollins for the internationally renowned University Choir, The Lubbock Chorale, Matador Singers, and had a conducting studio of undergraduate choral conductors. Before his doctoral studies, Posada completed his Master of Music degree in May 2009 from Sam Houston State University where he was a graduate assistant of Allen Hightower, now Director of Choral Activities at Luther College. In 2003, he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree, also from Texas Tech, where his conducting mentors were John Dickson, Pamela Elrod, and Gary Lewis.
Notable collaborations during his tenure at Texas A&M have included projects with the acclaimed Nordic Choir and composers Ola Gjeilo and Michael John Trotta. With stints in Lewisville and Brownsville, Dr. Posada has successfully taught public school choir in Texas. His choirs received numerous sweepstakes awards and Best in Class trophies, and he remains active as a clinician and adjudicator across the state. As a church musician, Posada has served in liturgical settings for the past nine years, and in 2010, was awarded the Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship.
Recent conducting venues for Dr. Posada have consisted of performances in Canada; Germany; and France, as well as, guest conducting engagements 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. He will make his Carnegie Hall debut in March 2016. In addition to his mentors, other prominent musical influences throughout Dr. Posada’s career have included Paul Salamunovich, Donald Nueun, Joseph Flummerfelt, and Kenneth Davis.