Eric Cadena


Director of Summer Conference

Director of Michigan Youth Arts Festival

Eric Cadena has spent the majority of his life actively involved in MSVMA. As a student, he participated in district and state level Solo and Ensemble and Choral Festival events. However, his milestone experience in high school was at the MYAF Gala Concert where he was a member of the Outstanding Choirs performance. This performance in vocal music solidified his pursuit of choral music education.

This is Eric’s third year at East Lansing Public Schools teaching 6th-12th grade vocal music. Previously, he taught middle school and high school choir for ten years at Sturgis Public Schools. Throughout his tenure, his students have been participants in MSVMA sponsored Honors Choir of all levels, district and state level Solo and Ensemble and Choral Festival events.

Eric currently serves MSVMA as the Director of Summer Conference and Michigan Youth Arts Festival. He recently served as the MSVMA Michigan Music Conference Coordinator. He has also served as a Summer Conference Supervisor and was formally the District 11 Manager for six years. Eric adjudicates for MSVMA events at the middle and high school levels.  



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