Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music

Associate Professor of Music

Director of Bands

  • Education
  • PHD, Birmingham City University
  • MM, Northwestern University
  • BM, Northwestern University
  • Areas of Specialty
  • Director of Bands
  • Trumpet
  • Conducting

Eric L. Hinton is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Susquehanna University where he conducts the University Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Stadium Band. He teaches trumpet, conducting and courses in brass methods and the history of literature of the wind orchestra. Under his leadership, the Susquehanna University bands have performed at conferences of the College Band Directors National Association, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Educators.

Dr. Hinton is also founder and director of the High School Wind Ensemble Institute, a summer 7-day residential music camp devoted to wind ensemble and chamber music performance. Dr. Hinton is in demand as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator and has appeared with ensembles throughout Europe and the United States. He had conducted multiple district and region bands and in 2009 conducted the Pennsylvania All-State Concert Band.

He has also conducted the U.S. Army Europe Band in a series of concert in and around Heidelberg, Germany as a part of their Hands Across the Sea concert series. His book, Conducting the Wind Orchestra: Meaning, Gesture and Expressive Potential was published by Cambria Press in December, 2008. He has also presented extensively on the art and craft of conducting, particularly with regard to the application of the concepts and ideas of famed choreographer Rudolf von Laban. Dr. Hinton received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from the Birmingham Conservatoire in the United Kingdom.

Courses taught:

  • MUED-040 Brass Class I
  • MUED-046 Brass Class II
  • MUED-400 Classroom Management
  • MUED-400 Classroom Performance
  • MUED-400 Preparation and Planning
  • MUED-400 Student Teaching
  • MUSC-001 Brass Lesson
  • MUSC-002 Brass Lesson
  • MUSC-072 Symphonic Band
  • MUSC-073 Stadium Band
  • MUSC-371 Instrumental Conducting
  • MUSC-501 Independent Study