A versatile musician with impeccable poise and precision, percussionist Eric Renick began his musical studies at the age of twelve. A native of Indianapolis, he received his bachelor's degree from Butler University where he won first place in the University's Concerto Competition. Mr. Renick also received a master's degree and artist certificate from Chicago's Roosevelt and DePaul universities under the guidance of Ted Atktatz, Eric Milstein and Ed Harrison. While in Chicago he performed with the Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony's MusicNow Series, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, as well as co-founding the Chicago Arts Orchestra.
In 2007 Mr. Renick was awarded a Fellowship with the New World Symphony (NWS), where he has performed under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Osmo VVÃnskkÃ, Marin Alsop, Robert Spano, John Adams, Vladimir Ashkenazy, among others; performed as part of NWS's Percussion Consort and participated in digital media collaborations. Mr. Renick has also performed with the St. Louis, Kansas City, and New Mexico symphonies; and Grant Park, Breckenridge and Spoleto (USA) festival orchestras.
In 2010, he joined the Auckland Philharmonia.