Eric Stark, Class of 1984, is a graduate of Wabash College (1988) and received a Master’s degree (1991) and Doctorate degree (2002) from Indiana University. He is a Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Butler’s Jordan College of the Arts, where he leads the graduate program in Choral Conducting, conducts multiple ensembles, and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and choral literature.
Eric is an internationally recognized leader of the arts who utilizes the power of music to connect various audiences through education, outreach, and engagement. He has served as the Artistic Director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir since 2002. He has conducted performances in the U.S. and around the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Greece, Italy, China, Hong Kong, and Argentina, to name a few. He was also the Chorus Master for the 2012 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Eric has taught an honors course at Butler that he designed, “Putting Wings on Dreams – The First 100 Years of Powered Flight” in 2003 and 2009.
Eric is the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash (2014) and named a Fullbright Scholar (2019-2020). He is a volunteer pilot for Angel Flight, a non-profit network of pilots providing free air transportation for those who have non-emergency, but serious medical needs.