Born: New York, NY
Eric Banks is a choral conductor, singer, composer, and leader of the Seattle-based chorus the The Esoterics. A native of upstate New York, Banks earned his bachelor's from Yale and transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle for post-graduate studies. His interest in the Swedish music took him overseas for a year on a Fulbright. Upon his return, Banks founded the choral group the The Esoterics, which has performed many of his works, along with commissions from contemporary composers. The Esoterics record for the Terpsichore label.