Bachelor of Arts
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Dr. Eric Poole serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music, Music Director for University Events, and Interim Director of Music in the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel. His faculty duties include teaching applied voice, choral conducting, and conductor of the Howard University Choir. As Music Director for University Events, Dr. Poole is the artistic director and principal conductor at university convocations, and in Rankin Chapel, he conducts the chapel choir in weekly services.
Before coming to Howard, Dr. Poole conducted university choral groups at North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC), Saint Augustine's University (Raleigh, NC), the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (Greensboro).
Dr. Poole has prepared singers for performances of Rosephanye Powell's The Cry of Jeremiah, Wynton Marsalis' Abyssinian Mass, and most recently, world premiere performances of Adolphus Hailstork's America's Requiem: A Knee on the Neck.
He has served as a choral clinician and conductor in festivals and workshops in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He has also conducted clinics with choruses from California, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and Utah.
Eric earned an undergraduate degree in Music from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, a Master of Music degree from Howard University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Eric, his wife Stephanie, and his son Jeremiah live in Arlington, VA.