Eric Fontan studied with Robert Weatherly and Ralph Pottel at Southeastern Louisiana University. Originally from Covington, Louisiana, he received a Bachelors of Science in Music Education at Tennessee Technological University, and a Master of Music with high honors from the University of Michigan. He became a member of the Flint Symphony Orchestra in 1994 and also performs in the FSO Brass Quintet. Other performance experience includes: the Ann Arbor Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Midland Symphony. and Saginaw Bay Orchestra. In addition to the FSPA, Eric has taught for the Plymouth Canton School District and currently teaches instrumental music at Flushing Middle School.