MUSIC PRODUCER &
SENIOR-LEVEL ARTS ADMINISTRATOR
Eric Oberstein is a GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY-winning producer, arts administrator, musician, educator, and consultant.
Eric is serving as Interim Director of Duke Performances, the professional performing arts presenting organization at his alma mater, Duke University.
Eric is collaborating with Cuban drummer, composer, educator, and MacArthur Fellow Dafnis Prieto on the Dafnis Prieto Big Band, serving as Producer on a debut album, Back to the Sunset, released in April 2018 on Prieto’s label, Dafnison Music, and nominated for a GRAMMY Award and Latin GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.
THE MAKING OF BACK TO THE SUNSET
OUT OF THE BONE
Eric is an accomplished music producer and project manager, having worked with artists including the Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and Bombadil.
ADJUNCT FACULTY AT
Eric is proud to teach a course for Duke undergrads, Introduction to Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship, a collaboration with Duke Performances, Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Duke Arts.
In April 2018, Eric was fortunate to welcome Deborah Rutter, President of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, as a guest speaker to his course. Duke Arts covered Rutter's visit and the course in a story, "Training the Next Generation of Arts Leaders," HERE.
Photos (top to bottom) by Alex Boerner, Henry Lopez, David Garten & Alex Boerner.