|Eric Unruh serves as Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Humanities at Casper College.Prior to the realignment at Casper College, he was music department chair and chair of the division of fine arts.
He has served the National Association of Schools of Music as chair of the Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation, and a member of the NASM Board of Directors. He continues to serve NASM as a visiting evaluator and consultant, www.arts-accredit.org. He is a past president of the Wyoming Music Teachers Association, www.wyomingmta.org, and former vice president of higher education for the Wyoming Music Educators Association. He serves as an adjudicator for MTNA and the Montana State Music Festival.
Unruh is a recipient of the Casper College Rosenthal Outstanding Educator award, the WMEA Music Teacher of the Year award, the WMTA Music Teacher of the Year award, and is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
As piano soloist, he has performed with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, the Powder River Symphony, the Orquestra Filharmônia de Goiás, Brazil, and various chamber and choral organizations. As a choral composer, he has published works with Pavane Publishing (Hal Leonard) www.pavanepublishing.com,and Augsburg Fortress. He has composed works commissioned by the Natrona, Albany, and Converse county school districts, and has received grants through the Wyoming Community Foundation to compose for the Casper College choral and theatre programs.
Unruh holds the D.M. and M.M. degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University, and the B.A. in piano performance from Bethany College, Kansas.