Location: Michigan, USA
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Eric H. Strand is a musician with broad experience, interests and repertoire. As an organist, vocalist, and conductor, he has performed with such diverse groups as the Pro Arte Singers at Indiana University, Albany (NY) Pro Musica, The Berkshire Bach Festival, The St. Cecilia Orchestra, The Kalamazoo Symphony and Grand Rapids Symphony. From 1998 to 2011, he was the Organist/Choirmaster of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo. He is in his 13th season as Artistic Director/Conductor of Early Music Michigan. He is presently the Director of Worship, Music and the Arts at First United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. A native of Kansas, he began his organ studies with his father Dr. James Strand, and received degrees from Southwestern College, Kansas, and Indiana University, Bloomington. He has done doctoral work in choral conducting and organ at the Hartt School, in Hartford, Connecticut. Other interests include the study of movement through work in Body Mapping and the Alexander Technique.