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Eric Ladish is an American composer, arranger, and trombonist born in Springfield, Missouri.

Eric is well-versed as both a writer and a performer in many different genres and ensemble types. Eric holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from Missouri State University, primarily studying with Kyle Aho, Randy Hamm, and Marty Morrison. Eric also completed a minor in Music Composition, studying with Dr. Michael F. Murray and Dr. John Prescott. While at MSU, Eric performed in the university's top jazz ensembles and wind band, as well as various trombone studio choirs, the Pride Marching Band, and the Symphony Orchestra. In Fall 2024, Eric will begin a Master of Music degree in Jazz Composition & Arranging at the University of North Texas.
 
As a composer and arranger, Eric has had several works premiered by various ensembles throughout North America, and continues to see increasing demand for his work. Eric's work is influenced by a variety of composers and musicians, including Marshall Gilkes, Zac Zinger, Hiromi Uehara, Bob Mintzer, Shoji Meguro, Yasunori Mitsuda, Yoko Shimomura, Lena Raine, Daniel Licht, and Shiro Sagisu. Acting as composer, producer, and mixing/mastering engineer, in July 2024 Eric released his first original album, titled "Songs from in Between."

As a performer, Eric is active on YouTube with his eponymous YouTube channel holding over 4,500 subscribers and over 700,000 video views. In 2019, Eric won the award for "Best Electronic/Hybrid Remix" in the MAGFest Game Audio Network Guild Remix Competition for his arrangement of “Secret of the Forest" (comp. Mitsuda, Chrono Trigger). In 2020, his arrangement of "Schala's Theme"(comp. Mitsuda, Chrono Trigger) was a finalist for the same award. Eric is the trombonist, arranger, and creative director for Split Screen, a jazz fusion band that performs new and innovative arrangements of music from video games. Eric has presented and performed at conventions and festivals such as MAGFest (National Harbor, MD), VGM Con (Minneapolis, MN), and MMEA (Osage Beach, MO).
 
In addition to his own projects, Eric frequently writes for, records for, and performs with other musicians both on and off YouTube. Eric's professional affiliations include work with The Game Brass, Jazzn' Geek Productions, Ruscel Torres' "Crash Course VGM Fusion Band", GameGrooves, and The Horn Supremacy.

When Eric is not working, he enjoys cooking, travel, playing video games, re-watching Dexter, and spending time with friends and family.

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