St. Helens Choral Department

Mr. Eric Stearns

Phone: 503-366-7463


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Mr. Eric Stearns

GRAMMY™ Nominated Music Educator Eric Stearns is thrilled to be entering his third year at St. Helens High School!  A graduate of PSU, GFU, and WOU, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance, a Masters of Music in Conducting, and a Master of Arts in Music Education. In addition to his duties at SHHS, Mr. Stearns is the choral and orchestral conductor at Sunset Presbyterian in Portland, and is the permanent Chorus Master of the Oregon Mahler Festival.  He has been a professional musician for almost 20 years, starting with the musical he penned entitled, "Celebration of the Century", which toured the US and Canada for almost 4 years.  He has toured extensively all over the world as a singer and conductor, and is honored to be able to bring that experience into the choral classroom.  He has taught students of all ages, from youth choruses to post-secondary as well as at the professional level, and brings a pedagogical approach to the classroom that helps musicians of all levels grow and succeed