Eric Millstein is a member of the percussion section of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and is the principal percussionist and assistant timpanist of the Grant Park Orchestra. Mr. Millstein frequently performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has joined the CSO on four European tours, and can be heard on a variety of CSO recordings.
As a chamber musician, Mr. Millstein has performed with Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Rembrandt Chamber Players, and on the Chicago Symphony's MusicNOW series. He also performs as timpanist with the annual Bach Week Festival in Evanston, Illinois.
Mr. Millstein has been a faculty member at the DePaul University School of Music since 2004. He has coached the percussion sections of the New World Symphony, Chicago Youth Symphony, and Midwest Young Artists. Mr. Millstein presented an "orchestral lab session" at the 2003 and 2011 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions and has given masterclasses at the Northwestern University Percussion Symposium.
Mr. Millstein received a Bachelor of Music from the New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Tufts University. He earned a Master of Music from Temple University and completed his education as a member of the New World Symphony. His principal teachers were Nora Davenport, Will Hudgins, and Alan Abel.
Mr. Millstein joined the Curtis faculty in 2014.