6415 U.S. Highway 136, Brownsburg, IN, 46112
“It is not your stereotypical example of classical music, and Salazar is by no means a stereotypical classical musician. That’s a good thing, as his unconventional approach to classical music has helped to open new spaces for the genre.”
-NUVO: Indy’s Alternative Voice
Salazar holds a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from Ball State University and an M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Bowling Green State University. He currently serves as Director of Community Engagement and Teaching Artist for Classical Music Indy where he manages, books, and promotes over a hundred and fifty performance events a year in Central Indiana. Eric also mentors and hires 30-40 independent classical musicians annually. With their combined efforts this group brings music to over 100,000 Indiana residents a year, with a focus on people who would not otherwise have access to live music performance.
Eric’s purpose for writing music is to create art that challenges standards, unites audiences of uncommon backgrounds, and connects souls through creative understanding.
Salazar pioneers the New Classical genre. He takes his classical training and fuses together modern electronics with classical instruments, blending ancient styles with present musical trends. Salazar’s connective approach to performing wins the hearts of audiences as he guides them through explorations of raw emotion. Eric Salazar is a Pereira 3D Artist. He plays on a Pereira 3D printed barrel and bell, and 3D printed ligature.
Eric Salazar is an emerging artist with international press attention. He has performed as a soloist and group musician in 8 states of the US and overseas in Belgium. Salazar resides in the Indianapolis, IN area. Here, Salazar teaches, performs, composes, records, leads workshops, and presents lectures. Salazar was also a guest contributor to the International Clarinet Association, BuzzReed!
His latest clarinet solo album, Soul Search, was released with Centaur Records in 2017. The album contains recordings of Salazar’s original compositions for solo clarinet and electronics.
Eric actively writes, commissions, and premieres new works for himself and classical chamber ensembles. He is always on the lookout for talented musicians to engage in collaborative performance projects. His other professional interests include: conducting, social entrepreneurship, social media management, pedagogy, music psychology, marketing, graphic design, and project management.
When not writing and performing new music, Salazar enjoys drinking tea, playing soccer, reading comics, playing video games, nightlife, and making people laugh.