Department: Music
Rank: Associate Professor

Eric_SchmitzContact Info:
Office Hours: Tue/Thu 1:30-2:30
Web: and

Personal Bio:
Eric Schmitz directs the Jazz Ensemble and Latin Jazz Ensemble, co-leads and performs with the Oswego Jazz Project, and teaches jazz and rock history, improvisation, and jazz composition and arranging. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music.

D.M.A.: Jazz and Contemporary Media, writing/performance (2008); Eastman School of Music
Ethnomusicology Diploma (2008); Eastman School of Music
M.M.: Jazz and Contemporary Media, writing emphasis (2003); Eastman School of Music
B.M.: Performance (Percussion); minor in Jazz Studies (2000); University of Northern Iowa
B.A.: Russian Language (2000); University of Northern Iowa

Jazz Studies

Original compositions and arrangements available at: and
Recordings with Oswego Jazz Project-- 
Oswego Jazz Project (2007)
And the Time is Now (2008) 
Ideation (2012)

Current Research/Research Interests:
Cuban music

Professional Affiliates:
College Music Society, member

Additional Info/Teachers:
Jazz Composition/Arranging:
Bill Dobbins
Fred Sturm
Bob Washut

Drum set/Percussion:
Rich Thompson
Randy Hogancamp
Bob Arms