Eric Branscome is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. Mr. Branscome currently teaches courses in elementary music education, instrumental music, world music cultures, and supervises music student teachers. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Branscome directs ETBU’s annual Children's Concert Series, plays 3rd horn in the Marshall Symphony Orchestra, and is an active freelance musician in the East-Texas area.
Prior to his appointment at ETBU, Mr. Branscome taught courses in music education, and instrumental music at Dallas Baptist University, and was a Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. Mr. Branscome also taught preschool and elementary music for seven years in Miami, and in the Dallas area where he directed various elementary choirs, instrumental ensembles, and founded Camp Granada, a summer music day-camp program for students in the Dallas and Waco -areas schools.
Mr. Branscome is the author of Essential Listening Activities and Essential Rhythm Activities. His other publications and research interests include elementary curriculum development, music teacher education, and careers in music. Mr. Branscome is an Orff-certified music instructor. He has twice been named to Who's Who in America and Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Mr. Branscome is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), the National Association for Music Education (MENC), the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE), College Music Society (CMS), Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, and is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma. Eric Branscome received a BM from Stephen F. Austin State University (Summa cum laude), a MM from Northwestern University, completed Teacher Certification at Dallas Baptist University, and has obtained his PhD in Music Education from the University of North Texas.