Eric Millstein

Percussion / Performance

Eric Millstein is a percussionist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and he frequently performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Millstein was principal percussionist and assistant principal timpanist of the Grant Park Music Festival from 2002 to 2019.

A faculty member of the DePaul University School of Music since 2004, Mr. Millstein joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2014. He presented a clinic at the 2021 Percussive Arts Society International Convention and has given classes at a variety of schools and festivals, including Tanglewood Music Center, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the New World Symphony.

Mr. Millstein received a Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Tufts University. He earned a Master of Music degree from Temple University and subsequently completed his education as a member of the New World Symphony. Mr. Millstein’s principal percussion teachers were Nora Davenport, Will Hudgins, and Alan Abel.