MUSIC COMPOSITION STUDIO
Ericsson Hatfield (b.1995) is a composer, violinist, and educator. His compositions integrate classical and modern techniques to create a fresh musical language. As a composer, he received first prize in the 2018 Tribeca New Music Festival for his violin quartet Constellations. In 2020, he won the Kristen Pankonin Award at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), resulting in a commission to compose the song cycle God's World for solo voice and piano. God's World went on to receive first place in the 2022 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Art Song Composition Competition. In 2022, Ericsson received first prize for his work Cantate Domino in SFCM’s 15th Biennial Choral Competition.
Ericsson studied Composition at the European American Musical Alliance (EAMA) in Paris with David Conte, who he continued to work with in the Master of Music program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. His work as an educator includes the manual Techniques of Canonic Counterpoint, to be published in 2022 in addition to lecturing at several forums on compositional technique such as the SFCM Counterpoint Club (SFCMCpC).
As a violinist, Ericsson received his Bachelor’s Degree in music performance at New York University (NYU), 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. He remains an active teacher and performer.