Eric Henson, a native of Hendersonville, NC is in demand as a performer and teacher from Delaware to Georgia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Western Carolina University, and a master’s in Trombone Performance from the University of Maryland. He currently holds Principal Bass Trombonist positions with Symphony Orchestra Augusta in Augusta, GA, the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Spartanburg, SC, and the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory, NC. He also appears frequently with other fine orchestras throughout the Carolinas, including the North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh and the Greenville Symphony. In 2015, Henson was invited to participate in the prestigious Professors’ Choir at the Southeast Trombone Symposium at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA, where he performed alongside other renown educators from colleges and universities throughout the country.
Henson has served as the Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at Limestone College since 2011. In the fall of 2013 he founded the college’s Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, which will be performing at the 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Prior to his time at Limestone, he held the same position at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, MD and served as interim director of bands at Annapolis Area Christian School, all while maintaining a private studio of fifteen students in the Washington D.C. Area.
From 2008 until 2015, Henson held the position of Bass Trombonist with the The King’s Brass. During his seven years with the group, he performed in forty of the fifty states and toured internationally in the Bahamas, Curacao, Aruba, and South Korea. Henson played nearly one thousand concerts with the King’s Brass and recorded four albums on the Summit record label. He also arranged Leonard Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide” for the group, which was performed and recorded in 2014.
In the Fall of 2015, Eric began his doctoral studies at the University of South Carolina under the tutelage of Dr. Brad Edwards.
- Director of Bands, East Rutherford High School, Forest City NC (2006-2007)
- Instructional Brass Staff, Carolina Crown (2007)
- Bass Trombonist, Capitol Wind Symphony, Washington D.C. (2009-2010)
- Guest Clinician, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Brass Day (2014)
- Member, International Trombone Association
- Member, International Tuba Euphonium Association
- Member, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia