R. Hollenbeck, Associate Professor of Percussion at Colorado State University
since the fall of 2003, earned a Doctorate of Music in Percussion Performance
from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He holds a Master's degree
from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in Percussion Performance,
and a Bachelor’s degree in Percussion Performance from Kent State University.
Eric has studied with Michael Burritt, Thom Siwe, Leigh Stevens, Tom Freer,
Paul Yancich, Joel Spencer, Paul Wertico, and Jim Ross. Hollenbeck is an
artist/endorser for Pearl Corporation and Adams Musical Instruments, Innovative
Percussion, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo Drum Heads, and Grover Pro Percussion.
has performed with diverse performing organizations ranging from principal
positions held in Fort Collins and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestras to appearances
with the Alabama, Sinfonia De Camera, Chicago Civic, Colorado, Columbus,
Greeley, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and as timpanist for the International
Cathedral Music Festival, London, England. As a chamber musician, Eric has
appeared with the Chicago Chamber Players, Eighth Blackbird, Alarm Will Sound, Xavier
Cougat Orchestra and the Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band.
a recitalist, Eric has performed in England, Ecuador, Mexico, Canada, and over
thirty universities in the United States. He has presented clinics and master
classes at several PAS Days of Percussion, TMEA, MENC and CMEA state
conventions the Midwest Band and Orchestra clinic and as an instructor at
Interlochen. He was a featured performer at the 1996, 2001, 2007, and 2011
Percussive Arts Society International Conventions. In 2008, Eric was awarded the “Outstanding
Teacher of the Year” by Colorado State University.