Eric Lapin

Email:  elapin@clemson.edu


Dr. Eric J. Lapin teaches applied clarinet, chamber music, jazz history, music appreciation, and courses for the Calhoun Honors College at Clemson University. A native Texan, Dr. Lapin grew up in Charleston, SC where he began his studies with former Charleston Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist, Ilya Shterenberg. He earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance from the University of South Carolina where he studied under Doug Graham and Joseph Eller. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the International Clarinet Association, the College Music Society, the National Association for Music Education, and the Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA). In addition, Dr. Lapin also holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership where his research focuses on music experiences in higher education. As a researcher, he has most recently been invited to present a paper in San Francisco, California, to the national 2015 HERA conference.

As a clarinetist, Dr. Lapin has performed with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Spartanburg Philharmonic, the Limestone College Wind Ensemble, and has given solo performances for the Greenville Music Teachers Association and the 2012 Clemson University Victor Hurst Academic Convocation. He has also been a featured soloist with the CU Symphonic Band, CU Symphony Orchestra, the CU Singers, and the CU Jazz Ensemble. As a clinician and private instructor, Dr. Lapinís students have received numerous accolades, including first chair clarinet in SC All-County, All-Region, and All-State ensembles.