Mr. Eric B. Schrader received his Bachelor of Science degree from Duquesne University and a Master of Music degree from Youngstown State University. Currently, he teaches marching band, senior high percussion ensembles, junior and senior high concert bands, high school jazz band, elementary instrumental lessons, and four steel drum bands in the Greenville Area School District.
When performing at adjudication festivals, Mr. Schrader’s junior and senior high school bands have consistently received excellent and superior ratings. They have performed in Pennsylvania, Florida (Disney World), Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio.
The High School Steel Drum Band has performed at the PMEA conference in 2006 at Valley Forge and in 2010 in Pittsburgh. They have also performed at the MENC All Eastern Festival in Providence, Rhode Island in 2009 and in Baltimore, Maryland in 2011. Over the years, such steel drum artists as Victor Provost, Robert Greenidge, Shelly Irvine, Tracy Thornton, and Liam Teague have performed with them.
On French horn, Mr. Schrader has performed with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Carl Mark’s Band, Mercer Community Band, and the Youngstown Fine Arts Quintet. He has also performed on steel drums with Play Mas Steel Drum Band, Steel Impressions, and State Street Jazz.
Mr. Schrader is a member of PSEA, MENC, PMEA, MCBDA, F&AM, and Scottish Rite. He has been nominated for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Marquis Who’s Who, and Who’s Who in America. Prior to teaching at Greenville, Mr. Schrader taught in the Commodore Perry School District where he was honored to receive the “Golden Apple” award.
In 2010, Mr. Schrader was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Mu, an international bandmasters fraternity.