Composer & Arranger

Eric Knechtges


Award-winning composer/arranger

Doc Severinsen International Composition Contest

Performances of compositions at national and regional music conferences

Many commissions from universities, high schools, solo artists, chamber ensembles

Highly proficient with Finale music notation software (20 years experience); educated and accurate in best practices in modern engraving of music

Extensive use of Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and other audio editing and sequencing software

Wide-ranging experience in coordinating and leading rehearsals, formal and informal meetings, and hiring musicians

Flexible and proficient musical performer (jazz/pop charts, constrained improvisation, etc.)

Good interpersonal and leadership skills from ten years of working in coordinator positions and teaching positions in higher education, including one year as Music Program Head

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (typing speed = 60+ wpm)



Finale music notation software


Logic Pro X, Pro Tools


Interpersonal/leadership skills


Multi tasking




Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

ERIC knechtges:

Facile composer/arranger/copyist with over twenty years of experience writing original and adapted music, preparing performance materials, and rehearsing and conducting a wide variety of amateur and professional musical groups in many genres.

Extensive background and high comfort level with music theory and pedagogy, with over ten years of full-time teaching and leadership in higher education.

Proficient performer on piano, euphonium/tuba, and voice in a wide variety of styles. Experience in conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles.

contact eric

Eric Knechtges
201 S 13th St
Apt 1201 PHILADELPHIA PA 45206