Ericsson Hatfield (b.1995) is a composer, performer, and educator. His compositions integrate classical and modern techniques to create a fresh musical language. As a composer, he received first prize for his work “Constellations” as the youngest applicant in his category to the Tribeca New Music Festival.  In 2020, he won the Kristen Pankonin Award at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, resulting in a commission to compose a song cycle for solo voice and piano. He is currently published by Personage Press.

His work as an educator includes the manual “Techniques of Canonic Counterpoint,” to be published in 2021 in addition to lecturing at several forums on compositional technique such as the SFCM Counterpoint Club (SFCMCpC). He studied Composition at the European American Musical Alliance (EAMA) in Paris with David Conte, with whom he is currently studying in the Master of Music program at the San Francisco Conservatory.

As a violinist, Hatfield received his Bachelor’s Degree in music performance at New York University, where he studied under Cyrus Beroukhim, Stephanie Chase, Gregory Fulkerson and Radim Kresta. He also attended the Meadowmount School of Music for three summers where he studied violin with Sally Thomas, Ann Setzer and Steven Rochen. Hatfield remains an active teacher, solo performer, and chamber musician.