At a time when most of his peers were thinking about who they'd invite to prom, Eric Schrotenboer was busy promoting his first solo album. Now six albums, a feature length documentary, a national television pilot, and several episodic miniseries later, Eric's list of accomplishments and awards speak for themselves.
Classically trained from the age of five, it was the hymns his grandmother taught ... [More]him?their melodies, their stories, their power?that would come to shape the course of Eric's life and art. Releasing his first album, Forever Faithful while still in high school, Eric proved an already accomplished pianist and songsmith. His ability to reinterpret classic hymns to appeal to modern audiences won him fans young and old, and opened the door to play in venues across the country.
While earning music and communications degrees at Hope College and studying at Interlochen, Eric recorded and released four additional albums, Bethlehem, Fruits of the Spirit, Still Waters, and Psalms and Spiritual Songs. Eric also scored a successful rock musical, and composed a classical ballet. His just released 6th solo piano album, "Prayers", is a collection of well loved hymns sure to please his growing fan base.
Eric built his own music production business, "ReCreation Studios", while serving as a worship leader. His music has now been featured in more than 40 films and commercials. Eric's experiences as a recording artist (solo projects and numerous appearances as a session musician), and his time at the audio production helm have helped him transition smoothly into the film industry.
Working as the staff composer, creative producer, and 1st AD for Grooters Productions, Eric has led film teams literally around the world (Egypt, Israel, Turkey, England, Switzerland, and throughout the US). Tasked with overseeing the audio department, Eric understands the dynamic relationship between picture and sound. The camera instructs the eye, but music instructs the emotions; Eric's music and production have garnered him seven Telly Awards, four Communicator Awards, a coveted Gold Addy Award specifically for "Music Element", and has been paired with the voice talents of James Earl Jones. Eric's music is carried by music libraries out of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vienna, Austria, and Sweden.
Some of Eric's award winning work can be heard and seen on Mike Ramsdell's, The Anatomy of Hate, a full length feature documentary; Focus on the Family's That the World May Know, a teaching series shot on location throughout the middle east comprising over 35 half hour episodes; Answers In Genesis', The Creation Museum, for which Eric produced and scored nearly all of the music for the museum's 54 short films. Eric's original score can also be heard on the hour-long sailing documentary, American Sailors, which aired on WGN America across the nation this summer. Other ministries that Eric has had the privilege to compose music for are Compassion International, Voice of the Martyrs, Campus Crusade, International Bible Society and Zondervan Publishing.
Because of his vast experience as a composer and recording artist, film producer and AD, and his international experience and exposure, Eric has the capacity to elevate every project he touches. He is deeply dedicated to his craft and to exceeding all expectations.
Living with his wife, Meredith, in Panama City Beach, Florida, Eric now runs his own productions company and music house, Eric Schrotenboer Music.!