Eric Broker
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
Minnesota Opera, Associate Communications Director

Eric Broker is an arts administrator, writer, and performer working to define and pursue a greater sense of justice in the world through art, media, and collaboration among people and civic institutions. Eric is currently the Associate Communications Director at Minnesota Opera where he develops strategic, multi-channel public relations plans that integrate artistic, marketing, and fundraising goals and chairs the environmental committee. He also serves on the planning team of Picnic Operetta, an organization that brings together classical music, horticulture, food, and storytelling into a celebration of the urban ecosystem. He was previously with the Walker Art Center and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to his work with arts institutions, Eric is an arts writer for The Growler Magazine and an arts columnist at Twin Cities Pride Magazine.

Praised by the Star Tribune for his “smooth, articulate baritone,” Eric performed the title role in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors and sang in the world premiere of Stephen Paulus’ The Star Gatherer as a boy soprano. He has since appeared in engagements with Minnesota Opera, Mill City Summer Opera, Lakes Area Music Festival, Arbeit Opera Theatre, Metamorphosis Opera Theater, and Skylark Opera; in recital with songSLAM, Opera on Tap, and The Schubert Club; and as a concert soloist with the St. John’s Abbey Schola, The St. John’s Boys’ Choir, the Northfield Community Band, the Canon Valley Regional Orchestra, and The St. Olaf Choir. Eric received a first place award from the Minnesota National Association of Teachers of Singing and was second in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition.

In his spare time, Eric volunteers with The Cedar Cultural Center and OutFront Minnesota and is an avid reader. A native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, he graduated summa cum laude from St. Olaf College where he received his Bachelor of Music in vocal performance.