Saxophonist Eric Troiano is an active teacher and performer as both a soloist and chamber musician. He has been a guest artist at numerous places and festivals including the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy, Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Great Plains Saxophone Workshop, SUNY Potsdam, Central Michigan University, Oklahoma State University, Oakland University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, among others. He is also a founding member of the Viridian Saxophone Quartet, which performs regularly throughout the country. The VSQ has won top prizes in the North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition.
An advocate for new music, Eric has premiered and commissioned many new works for the saxophone and saxophone quartet. As an accomplished baritone saxophonist, he has pioneered many solo works for the instrument.
A native of Connecticut, Eric received a Bachelor of Music in music education and saxophone performance from Ithaca College, and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in saxophone performance from Michigan State University, studying with Steven Mauk and Joseph Lulloff.