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Ericsson Hatfield

Continuing Education
  • Composition
  • Musicianship


Instruments Taught




Ericsson Hatfield (b.1995) is a composer, violinist, and educator. His compositions integrate classical and modern techniques to create a fresh musical language. As a composer, he received first prize in the 2018 Tribeca New Music Festival for his violin quartet Constellations. In 2020, he won the Kristen Pankonin Award at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), resulting in a commission to compose the song cycle God's World for solo voice and piano. God's World went on to receive first place in the 2022 National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Art Song Composition Competition. In 2022, Ericsson received first prize for his work Cantate Domino in SFCM’s 15th Biennial Choral Competition and was named the recipient of the Capital Hearings; DC A Capella Young Composers Competition Award. Ericsson studied Composition at the European American Musical Alliance (EAMA) in Paris with David Conte, who he continued to work with in the Master of Music program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Ericsson teaches at several institutions, including the San Francisco Girl’s Chorus (theory/aural skills), the Eliot Fisk Guitar Academy (counterpoint/aural skills), SFCM Continuing Education (counterpoint) and the San Francisco Counterpoint Initiative. He operates a private composition studio where students receive practical training in counterpoint, form and contemporary procedures of writing music.