Erick Saoud

Erick Saoud

?Erick Saoud, Educator; Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

Erick Saoud is the percussion director at Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and a member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He has held both positions since 2005. The percussion classes at Episcopal Collegiate School are unique in their structure and composition. Rather than the group being a subset of the larger music program, the percussion ensembles are stand-alone courses focused on the development of young musicians. Beginning in sixth grade, students graduate through three levels of percussion, learning to read music and perform on all the instruments within the percussion family, including concert percussion, drum set, and steel drums. Through the various performing ensembles within the percussion program, our students perform in the community, educate audiences, and build the foundation for a life rich in the arts. Mr. Saoud has taught on the faculties of Hendrix College, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Each summer Mr. Saoud teaches at the Southern Illinois University percussion camp in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Mr. Saoud holds music education and performance degrees from the University of Florida and the University of Central Arkansas, with primary teachers including Norm Weinberg, Gary Cook, and Tom Burritt. In addition to Toca, Mr. Saoud is also a proud endorser of Grover Pro Percussion and Salyers Percussion.