ERIC WHITMER was introduced to music through a dedicated community of local musicians in his native rural Northern California hometown. If not for these musicians, Eric would probably be stuck behind a desk instead of stuck in a practice room hammering away at one percussion instrument or another. 

As such, he strives to help create similar musical opportunities for all, both as an administrator and as a musician. He has worked for the North State Symphony as an outreach coordinator where he helped to bring chamber ensembles to schools across the North State. He has held board member positions for the Redding Performing Arts Society and has written and implemented grants that have helped bring classical music to underserved populations in Northern California.

Currently, he is the development coordinator for Southern California Marimba, organizing grants and fundraising activities to help the nonprofit bring professional development programs and support to more marimba students and artists.

Eric lives in Nashville, TN where he is pursuing his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance at Vanderbilt University.