Known for his adventurous programming and passion for musical excellence, Eric Tuan enjoys a varied career as conductor, singer, collaborative keyboardist, and composer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through his multi-dimensional engagement with choral music, he aims to explore the ways in which it can serve as a medium for transcendence, creativity, and social justice.
Eric is currently the artistic director of Convivium, the Peninsula-based chamber chorus he founded in 2012. In addition, he serves as the choral assistant at Stanford University; organist/choirmaster at Christ Church Los Altos; and as conductor with the Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir. He has sung professionally with Volti, Cappella SF, and the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, and has received acclaim for his sensitive work as a collaborative pianist and repetiteur. Eric is increasingly sought after as a choral composer, with recent and upcoming premieres from ensembles such as the Peninsula Women’s Chorus, Schola Cantorum, and Musae. His octavos are published by E.C. Schirmer.
Eric received his B.A. in Music with Honors from Stanford University, and completed a Master of Music in Choral Studies with Distinction at the University of Cambridge with the support of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. He is honored to count among his teachers and mentors Stephen M. Sano, Laura Dahl, Robert Geary, Stephen Layton, and David Skinner. When not making music, he can be found exploring the great outdoors or indoors with a good book (favorite topics include linguistics and religion).