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Eric Lapin

Eric Lapin

Principal Lecturer of Music, Clarinet

Department of Performing Arts


Dr. Eric J. Lapin is a Senior Lecturer of Music in the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University. He teaches courses in applied clarinet, arts administration, and jazz history. As a clarinetist, 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. Lapin has presented papers at numerous conferences, hosted research exhibits, published scholarly essays, and was recently named February 2017 Researcher of the Month by the Clemson University Library. His first book, "The Artist Entrepreneur: Finding Success in a New Arts Economy," with Ronald C. McCurdy and Richard E. Goodstein is due out from Rowman and Littlefield Publishers in December 2019. In addition, Lapin also serves as a delegate to the Faculty Senate, is a member of the South Carolina Humanities Speaker’s Bureau, is on the board of directors for the Pendleton Historic Foundation, and is on the University STEAM committee.


Selected Professional Works

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

The Future of Arts Performance in Higher Education, College Music Symposium

The New Performing Arts Curriculum, The Chronicle of Higher Education

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