Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University, where he plays for weekly Chapel services, University services and concerts, and where he accompanies the Chapel Choir. Mr. Plutz plans the weekly After Noon Concert Series at the University Chapel. He is also rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey.
Mr. Plutz was organist and director of music at Church of the Epiphany in Washington, D.C., from 1995 through 2004. During that time, he was also organist at Temple Sinai in Washington, taught organ at the Selma M. Levine School of Music, and was keyboard artist of the Cathedral Choral Society.
As an accompanist, Mr. Plutz has served numerous ensembles, including the Washington Bach Consort, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the American Repertory Singers, the Washington Symphonic Brass, and the Washington Ballet. Tim Page of The Washington Post has described Mr. Plutz as a “spirited and virtuosic organist.” As an organ concert soloist, Eric Plutz has played engagements in distinguished locations across the United States and abroad.
He was a featured artist at the 2007 Regional Convention of The American Guild of Organists, and was a featured performer for the 2007 American Handel Society conference.
Mr. Plutz earned a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University in 1989 and a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in 1991. He recently concluded a sabbatical in Rochester, New York, with David Higgs, chair of Eastman‘s organ department, and in Paris, France, with Marie-Louise Langlais, researching the major organ works of César Franck. Mr. Plutz is active in the American Guild of Organists and in the Association of Anglican Musicians. He was assistant organist at St. John‘s Episcopal Cathedral in Denver, Colorado, from 1991 to 1995, and is originally from Rock Island, Illinois.