Eric Dettweiler is a trumpeter, music educator, and entertainer. Eric holds a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Music in performance from Wilfrid Laurier University.
In demand as an orchestral player, Eric currently holds positions with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, the Guelph Symphony, and the Wellington Wind Symphony. In 2016, he performed as principal trumpet with the nationally acclaimed Scotia Festival of Music in Halifax, NS. Eric’s musical versatility is extensive. He has experience playing in orchestras, big bands, musical theatre, and studio recording. Eric is currently the session trumpet player with Epoch Tapes in Barrie, Ontario, where he has recorded with award winning artists JoJo Worthington and Common Age. In 2012, Eric was the first trumpet player to win the Wilfrid Laurier University Concerto Competition.
As a music educator, Eric has a busy studio of trumpet, piano, and guitar students. Eric’s passion for music education has provided him the opportunity to teach Grade 7 and 8 instrumental music in Guelph, ON. In December 2016, his Grade 8’s were recognized as finalists in CBC’s Canadian Music Class Challenge. With innovative teaching strategies and creative inspiration, Eric challenges students to refine their skills and develop exceptional musicality.
Outside of the music scene Eric is an avid juggler and performer of circus arts. He performs regularly as an entertainer for schools, community events, and corporate parties. Occasionally Eric can be seen playing trumpet while riding a six-foot unicycle.