Eric McElroy
Eric McElroy

“‘Exceptional’ is an understatement” when describing student Eric McElroy, said music professor Gerald Berthiaume who has worked with students more than 35 years. “With his breadth of knowledge about so many things in so many areas, he is something new and different.”

A senior majoring in piano performance, McElroy is a WSU Regents scholar, member of the Honors College, and recipient of the 2013 Presser Award, the School of Music’s most prestigious scholarship, among other awards and scholarships.

“He’s exceptional and unusual in many different ways—from his piano performance to his knowledge of music history. His ability to conduct is at an unbelievable level for someone his age, and he’s also a terrific composer,” Berthiaume said.

McElroy will perform his senior piano recital free to the public at 4:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in Kimbrough Concert Hall at WSU Pullman.

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