Dr. Eric Dickson
Department Chair; Associate Professor of Music, Trumpet
Monday–Friday, 9:30–10:20 and Monday–Thursday 2:30–3:20. Others by appointment.
B.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead; M.M., Indiana University; D.M., Indiana University
Dr. Eric Dickson is the trumpet professor and Brass Choir director at Truman State University. Prior to his appointment at Truman, he was a member of the Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra, the Lafayette (IN) Symphony Orchestra, and an active freelance performer and educator based in Indianapolis, IN. He has performed internationally on Broadway tours of The Drowsy Chaperone and A Chorus Line, and as principal trumpet of the Hollywood Concert Orchestra.
Dickson has presented master classes and clinics to students around the country, including appearances at Auburn University, Ball State University, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a guest faculty artist at the Midwest Trumpet Festival, held annually at Pittsburg State University. During the summer, Dickson teaches at the Indiana University Summer Music Clinic, as well as the Jacobs School's College Audition Preparation Seminar. Previously, he was on the faculty of the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp for five years.
A strong advocate for mental health and general wellness, Dickson is a Certified Teacher with the Institute for Mindfulness Based Wellness and Pedagogy. He regularly presents lectures and master classes on the benefits of mindfulness practice, including its application in music performance. He is also a contributor to the International Trumpet Guild Journal, having written articles on life as a touring musician, and on the influence of music theory in performance.
Dickson holds degrees from Minnesota State University–Moorhead and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is a former student of John Rommel, Ed Cord, Joey Tartell, Kevin Kjos, and William Adam.