Schltz is Schultz


Schltz Bio (short)


Schltz is Eric Schultz, a music professor living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has spent most of his musical career as a composer, saxophonist and music technologist. Eric currently teaches music production, theory and history at Chabot College.


Schltz Bio (longer)

Schltz is Eric Schultz, a musician and educator whose diverse body of work frequently jumps between two opposing worlds: acoustic and electronic, mainstream and experimental, and academic and non-academic. Trained as a composer, Eric is a producer, saxophone player, technologist, recording engineer, occasional percussionist, and conductor.


Eric’s academic music has been performed by the San Jose State Wind Symphony, the Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra, the Missouri Fine Arts Academy Choir, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and acclaimed pianist Steven Spooner. Eric is one of the founding members of Crossing 32nd Street, in which he has served as saxophonist, percussionist, technologist, and conductor. For a brief but memorable stretch, Eric was the baritone saxophonist in the Ray Price Country Stampede Orchestra in Branson, Missouri.


Eric has recorded and produced a number of recordings in a variety of settings, including working with neo-soul artist Casey Hurt on the album Half as Much as Love, low brass luminaries Sam Pilafian and Patrick Sheridan on The Brass Gym, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams on the Alaskan field recording of Strange and Sacred Noise. Eric also briefly served as technologist, foley artist and ordained minister for the Albuquerque rock band Skümbaag. During one performance, Eric legally married a man in a beaver costume to a member of the audience. In another he played an amplified bowl of yogurt.


A professor at Chabot College in Hayward, California, Eric serves as the director of music technology, where he has overseen the development of a robust music industry and technology program and opened a new 2,300 square-foot technology lab and recording studio. At Chabot, Eric also teaches music theory, composition and history of rock and popular music. Eric received his doctorate in composition from Arizona State University, where he studied with Glenn Hackbarth.

For a deeper dive into who Schltz is and why he's doing this, check out the first blog post "Why Schltz".