Mr. Eric Leih
Mr. Eric Leih has served as the choral director for J.R. Gerritts Middle School since the 2015-2016 school year. He directs all choral ensembles at JRG, serves as music director for all JRG Theatre productions and is an advisor for the JRG Talent Show.
Originally from Merrill, Wisconsin, Mr. Leih graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Music Education (K-12 Choral/General Music), summa cum laude. An active musician, he performs with the Oshkosh Chamber Singers of Oshkosh, WI and Midwest Choral Artists of Madison, WI. He has previously performed with NewVoices of Appleton, WI and the Master Singers of Eau Claire, WI.
Mr. Leih currently serves as the Youth Repertoire & Resources Coordinator and Middle-Level Repertoire and Resources Chair for the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association and is a board member for the Oshkosh Chamber Singers. Mr. Leih is an active choral clinician and has served as the guest conductor of the 7th-8th Grade Men's Choir for the 2018 Real Men Sing festival held at UW-Milwaukee and the Middle School Honor Chorus at the 2019 Six Rivers Conference Honor Choir festival. In January 2022, he will serve as the guest conductor of the Lake Moraine Middle Level Honor Choir.
Mr. Leih is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, and the American Choral Directors Association. He lives in Neenah, WI.