Eric Stoss

2017 Round Top Music Festival

Percussion
Fairfax, VA
Carnegie Mellon University
My first teacher of Percussion was William Messerschmidt, former principal of the Army Band (Pershing's Own), with whom I studied during my time in high school. In my senior year of high school, I was named principal of the All-Virginia Orchestra. In 2015, I started school at Carnegie Mellon University, at which I currently study with Christopher Allen, Jeremy Branson, and Paul Evans. Mr. Allen and Mr. Branson are members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Paul Evans is the section percussionist of the River City Brass Band. In the summer of 2016, I attended the Aspen Music Festival and School after being accepted to the festival during my first year at Carnegie Mellon.