Degrees and Certifications:
Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston University MA in Education, Manhattanville College BM in Opera Studies, State University of New York Orff Level I Certification, Boston University Project Zero Classroom, Harvard University
Dr. Erick J. Figueras
Dr. Figueras has performed professionally with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and other major ensembles in performances in New York, South Carolina, and abroad. He is the Music Director of Lake City United Methodist Church, the Founder and Director of the Lake City Community Chorale, a member of the SCMEA All-State Chorus Committee, and an executive board member and webmaster for the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association. He has taught all levels and areas of music over a 20+ year career. His students have won numerous awards in competitions across the U.S., Europe, and the Caribbean and many have been selected for All-State and All-National festivals. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance’s Greg Fry Arts Educator Award. Research intests include teacher stress, burnout, and attrition mitigation.