Meet Eric

Eric conducting

Eric Van Cleave is a musical arranger/orchestrator, director, and educational clinician. He has worked with many of the nation’s finest high school and college music programs as well as Cedar Fair Amusement Parks, Show Choir Camps of America, and Alfred Music Publications. Eric has also conducted the Illinois, Arizona, and New Mexico All State show choirs.

His commercial productions have earned multiple industry “IAAPA” awards for Best Overall Production and he received two Aspire awards for excellence in musical arranging.

Eric spent thirteen years as director of choral activities at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana. In 2012, he was inducted into the Lafayette School Corporation “Wall of Fame,” and has twice been recognized by the Indiana General Assembly for his contributions to Arts Education.

From 2014 to 2019, Eric served as Executive Director of the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Lafayette, Indiana. This “over-grown hobby” became an allencompassing labor of love for the theater and the Greater Lafayette Community.

He holds a B.A. in Education from Ball State University (chirp chirp!) and a M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University.