Dr. Eric Dickson: Mindfulness in Performance and Practice

Eric Dickson holding a trumpet
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 2:30pm

Eric Dickson, D.M. serves on the music faculty at Truman State University, where he teaches applied trumpet and jazz appreciation in addition to directing the Truman Brass Choir and the Truman Trumpet Ensemble. A strong advocate for mental health and general wellness, Dickson is a Certified Teacher with the Institute for Mindfulness Based Wellness and Pedagogy. He was initially drawn to the practice of mindfulness after experiencing firsthand the positive impact it can have on music performance.

Prior to his appointment at Truman, he was a member of the Richmond (IN) Symphony Orchestra, the Lafayette (IN) Symphony Orchestra, and an active freelance performer and educator based in Indianapolis, IN. He has performed internationally on Broadway tours of The Drowsy Chaperone and A Chorus Line, and as principal trumpet of the Hollywood Concert Orchestra.

Dickson holds degrees from Minnesota State University–Moorhead and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is a former student of John Rommel, Ed Cord, Joey Tartell, Kevin Kjos, and William Adam.


For information about joining the Zoom class, please contact Dr. Nick Volz  nrvolz@loyno.edu.