Eric Zheng

Eric made his solo debut with the Tucson Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at age 16 and has received numerous awards since. He has garnered accolades in multiple national competitions including Yamaha Young Performing Artist, North American Saxophone Alliance, and Vandoren Emerging Artist. 

 Regarding chamber music, he is the alto chair of the Group 2, a stylistically diverse and musically engaging saxophone quartet committed to presenting an array of repertoire and deep musical experiences to their audiences. Most recently, they were selected as finalists in the Music Teachers National Association Chamber Winds Competition, North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, New Orleans Chamber Festival, and others. More information on Group 2 can be found at

Previously, he has performed both with Northwestern’s Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, acting as the featured saxophonist for the Midwest premiere of “My City” under Dr. Donald Nally. Eric has also had the privilege of performing with a variety of other ensembles, having been under the batons of Dr. Kevin Sedatole, Dr. Mallory Thompson, and Dr. Shawn Vondran. 

He currently serves as the Applied Saxophone Instructor at Albion College and is pursuing his Master of Music at Michigan State University studying under Joseph Lulloff. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Music in Saxophone Performance from Northwestern University studying under Taimur Sullivan.