Pianist Eric Jenkins is a native of Portage, Wisconsin. Dr. Jenkins joined the School of Music at Kennesaw State University in 2018 as Staff Accompanist and Artist-in-Residence. He was previously on faculty at the University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley from 2014-2017 and Emory University from 2017-2018.
Dr. Jenkins completed his studies at Florida State University in 2013, obtaining both Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in Piano Performance: Accompanying and Chamber Music. He worked as a graduate assistant in accompanying and opera, and as music director with Florida State Opera Outreach.
He made his concerto debut in 2007, performing Benjamin Britten’s Piano Concerto with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Jenkins has served as répétiteur and staff pianist for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria for several years, beginning in 2010. He has been active as a recitalist, collaborating with renowned instrumentalists and vocalists in the United States and internationally, throughout Canada, Austria, France, Turkey, and Cyprus.