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Eric Estrada’s music balances his artistic voice with his cultural roots, and explores themes like migration, our connection with nature, and the blend of academic and popular music. He is also interested in narrative and story telling, and frequently draws inspiration from poetry and literature.


His music has been performed in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and has received numerous awards, like the Arturo Márquez Composition Award (2019), the National Composition Competition for Percussion Quartet SAFA (2019), the International Composers Competition New Symphony Vienna (2020), MUSIQA’s Emergent Composer’s Competition (2023), and SOLI'S 30x30x30 Project (2024).


His collaborations include ensembles and organizations like Hub New Music, Aura Contemporary Ensemble, Texas New Music Ensemble, Orquesta Mexicana de las Artes, Safa Percussion Quartet, Kazoku Saxophone Quartet, Project Fusion Quartet, SOLI Chamber Ensemble, MUSIQA, Vortice Ensemble, Mexico’s National Endowment for the Arts, Cynthia Woods Mitchel Center for the Arts, the Public Arts University of Houston System, the Blaffer Museum, and the Art Music Society.He has been featured in the Tutti International Music Festival, CampGround 2024, New Music in the Bayou, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, Texas New Music Festival, among others.


He holds a bachelor and master degrees in the field of composition by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and is currently pursuing a fully funded Doctoral Degree in composition at the University of Houston Moores School of Music with Rob Smith.

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