Instructor of Horn


Atlanta-based Horn player Eric Hawkins (b. 1991) is rapidly becoming a new face in the
freelance orchestral and chamber scene. Mr. Hawkins frequently performs with ensembles such
as The Atlanta Pops Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera Orchestra, The Georgia Symphony Orchestra,
Serenbe Playhouse, and his woodwind quintet, Little 5 Winds. During his time in Atlanta, he has
been able to collaborate and perform with high-profile artists and bands such as Hans Zimmer,
Kansas, Chloë Agnew, Katie Deal, Secret Garden, and John Driskell Hopkins from Zac Brown
Band. Recently, he was able to record with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble and bluegrass
band Balsam Range for the band’s newest album “Mountain Overture,” released in April 2018.

Mr. Hawkins graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.M. in Music Performance from the Schwob
School of Music at Columbus State University, and also earned an M.M. in Music Performance
from Georgia State University. While in school, he was able to compete in numerous solo and
chamber competitions, securing winning titles from the Southeast Horn Workshop Quartet
Competition (2013), the Atlanta Horn Clinic Solo Competition (2016), and the Brumby Concerto
Competition (2016) with his performance of the Franz Strauss Concerto, Op. 8. His primary
teachers include Kristen Hansen, Jason Eklund, Anna Dodd, and Brice Andrus. His own teaching
studio stretches to regions in Georgia such as Buckhead, Alpharetta, Woodstock, and Carrollton.