Eric Funk


Eric Funk is an American contemporary classical composer and conductor. Originally from Deer Lodge, Montana, he currently resides in Bozeman, Montana, where he teaches music courses at Montana State University.

(Cover photo courtesy Rick Smith/Montana PBS)


 2019 Global Music Awards: Silver Medal: Classical Composition, Silver Medal: Creativity/Originality “Beyond Time” - a cycle of five symphonies that give an overview of human life, will be presented as transcribed for a chamber music ensemble. The five works involved in the pentalogy are: Symphony No. 6/Apocalypse-Phoenix Rising, No. 7/Time, No. 8/And Humankind Departed, No. 9/Time Bridge to Beyond Time, and a large work for tenor voice and orchestra, The Sojourner's Eye, Op 102

  • 2018 Global Music Awards BEST OF SHOW, “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op 72”

  • 2018 55th Annual Emmy Award: "Music Composition" for the PBS documentary "The Violin Alone"

  • 2018 55th Annual Emmy Award: "Best Documentary-Cultural" for the PBS documentary "The Violin Alone"

  • 2018 Winner American Prize Special Judges citation "Best Concerto/Concerted Work of the Year" for "Variations on a Theme by Jan Hanus, Op 127" for Violin and String Orchestra

  • 2018 PBS-TV Documentary "The Violin Alone", regarding "Vili; Concerto for the Violin Alone, Op 109", nominated for eight Emmy Awards including Eric Funk "Music Composition"

  • 2017 "The Violin Alone""Best Documentary" Chicago Amarcord Film Festival

  • 2013 TEDx Bozeman: The Violin Alone [Guest Speaker]

  • 2013 Emmy Award, "11th and Grant with Eric Funk"

  • 2012 James & Mary Ross Provosts Award for Excellence in Teaching [MSU]

  • 2012 Humanities Hero Award [MAC-NEA]

  • 2012 NewMusicUSA commission and residency: “The Old Masters-music for three string quartets (Op. 121)


  • 2012 Commission, String Orchestra of the Rockies: "A Montana Winter (Op. 122)"

  • 2011 College of Arts & Architecture Creative-Research Grant: "The Violin Alone" (documentary)

  • 2010 Innovation in the Arts Award, Montana Arts Council/National Endowment for the Arts

  • 2010 College of Arts & Architecture Creative-Research Grant: "The Violin Alone" (consultation)

  • 2009 Distinguished Service Award-University Honors Program [MSU]

  • 2007 President’s Excellence in Teaching Award [MSU]

  • 2001 Montana Governor’s Award for the Arts



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