John Eros is Assistant Professor of Music at CSU East Bay, where he conducts the Wind Symphony and Chamber Winds, teaches courses in music education, and directs the music education program. He received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 1996 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he studied trumpet with Vincent Cichowicz and participated in conducting classes with John P. Paynter and Stephen G. Peterson. In 1998, he received a Master of Arts in the Pedagogy of Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He completed his Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
From 2007 through 2009, Dr. Eros taught courses in music education as a faculty member at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan and Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also taught preschool through high school general and instrumental music in the Chicagoland area, including five years in the Chicago Public Schools. While in Chicago, Eros won numerous grants from organizations such as the Chicago Foundation for Education, the Oppenheimer Foundation, and the Milagro Foundation.
Dr. Eros has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including the Symposium on Music Teacher Education, New Directions in Music Education, the Suncoast Music Education Symposium, and the Colloquium for Teachers of Instrumental Music Methods. He has published research in the Journal of Research in Music Education,Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Arts Education Policy Review, Music Education Research International, Research Studies in Music Education, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education.
Dr. Eros is certified in Orff, Kodály, and Music Learning Theory. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Association for Music Education, the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA), the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Kappa Kappa Psi.
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