Recognized for his “broad palette, both vocally and as an actor”, Eric Hanon’s roles, concerts, and recitals have brought him success throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. His stage career began as a teenager in Germany touring with the American Music Theater Company, and continued into opera and music theater where he has performed such roles as Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohéme, the title role in Britten’s Albert Herring, Tito in Mozart’s Clemenza di Tito, recently as Lt. Cable in Opera Roanoke’s production of South Pacific, and many more. He has performed recitals around the country and in Germany, and has been featured as the tenor soloist in concert works such as Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G minor in Graz, Austria; Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings throughout the U.S.; Rossini’s Stabat Mater with the Costa Rican National Symphony Orchestra; Orff’s Carmina Burana and Verdi’s Requiem: Resistance and Redemption at Terezin with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, as well as many others. He is a successful soundtrack and art song composer, directs Opera Workshop productions, conducts the Men’s Chorus, and is Chair of the Music Department at Southern Virginia University. Dr. Hanson has a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University, a master’s from Florida State University, and a doctorate in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California.