John Eros is Interim Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Music at CSU East Bay, where he teaches courses in music education and coordinates 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. His other degrees include a Master of Arts in the Pedagogy of Music Theory from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and a Ph.D. in Music Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Eros has also completed certification levels in Orff, Kodály, and Music Learning Theory (Gordon).
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 Research 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, Contributions to Music Education, Music Education Research International, Research Studies in Music Education, and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education.
Dr. Eros is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Association for Music Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA), the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Kappa Kappa Psi. In 2014, he will begin serving as the Collegiate Representative to the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) State Council of Representatives.
Not teaching this quarter.