Eric Whitmer (they/he) is an interdisciplinary musician, artist, and scholar who is interested in finding new ways to intertwine music and community. Their musical pursuits focus on the intersection of performance and social activism. They received their Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Vanderbilt University. Their musicological work focuses on musical institutions and economic influences on the American musical landscape. Additionally, they are interested in applications of Queer Theory and Disability Studies to the musicology field. In their limited spare time, Eric can be found baking some new and challenging pastry, behind a camera taking a portrait of a friend, or on a paddleboard in one of Michigan’s many great (pun intended) lakes.