Eric Waters graduated from George Mason University, receiving a Bachelor of Music Degree with a concentration in Classical Guitar Performance. Since 1972 he has performed professionally, in a variety of styles, on electric, classical and steel-string acoustic guitars.
Eric has toured extensively in over two-thirds of the United States and portions of Canada. His performing experiences range from working with such notables as the legendary Chuck Berry to classical master classes with Brazilian guitar virtuoso Carlos Barbosa-Lima. He has performed for such eminent figures as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Dole, & Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands.
Eric’s vocal and instrumental compositions have received prizes in both regional and national competitions causing him to be nominated and serve as a judge in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contests. Selected by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, he was included among the candidates for the Virginia State Community College Artist Residency Program. He has contributed as an author to Guitar Player Magazine and made appearances on local radio and television.
Presently an Adjunct Instructor of Guitar in the Music Department of The George Washington University, Mr. Waters performs as a soloist and free-lances as an accompanist in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is published by Mel Bay Publications.