Eric McCullough 

-Professor of Music & Guitarist- _____________________________________________________________________________


-Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance, Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University
          2010-2012 GPA: 3.99

Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance, Towson University
          2005-2009 GPA: 3.89 (Summa Cum Laude)

Principal Guitar Teachers:

-Julian Gray at Peabody Conservatory

     Private instructor, 2010-2012

-Michael Decker at Towson University
Private instructor, 2005-2010

-Serap Bastepe-Gray at Peabody Conservatory
Ensemble coach, 2010-2011

-Troy King at Towson University
Ensemble coach, 2007-2009

Masterclass Performances:

-Manuel Barrueco
-The Katona Twins

-Alvaro Pierri

-Paul Galbraith


-Interim Music Department Coordinator, Guitar Department Coordinator, & Adjunct Professor of Music at Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD  (2014-Present)

Courses taught:

-Music Theory II

-Music Theory III

-Music Theory IV

-Music Fundamentals

-Music Appreciation

-Guitar Ensemble

-Applied Guitar Lessons

-Applied Bass Lessons

-Rock History (online)

Interim Music Department Coordinator Duties (2016-Present):

-Evaluate and advise incoming music students with regard to placement, prerequisites, and course path.

-Advise outgoing students in higher education options and career path.

-Research, plan, and recruit for Spring and Summer 2017 events and workshops.

-Act as liaison between Matt Everhart, R&R Ensemble director, and Rock of Ages theatre production manager for the Spring 2017  production.

-Receive and respond to general departmental inquires.

-Help maintain the department’s social media presence via the CCC Music Program’s Facebook page.

Guitar Department Coordinator Duties (2015-Present):

-Evaluate and assign all incoming guitar students to an instructor.

-Coordinate and organize all guitar events and workshops at the college.

-Maintain and update the college guitar curriculum as necessary.
-Maintain all school guitars and related equipment.

-Help maintain the department’s social media presence via the CCC Music Program’s Facebook page.

-Adjunct Professor of Music (Classical Guitar Instructor) at Towson University in Towson, MD (2013-Present)


-Provide private Classical Guitar instruction to students pursuing Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Science degrees.

-Was chosen to take over for Guitar Department Chair Michael Decker during his semester sabbatical in Spring 2014. This included teaching his full course load of students and leading weekly masterclass.

-Studio Guitar Teacher at Music & Arts Center in Bel Air, MD (2009-2015)


-Taught guitar, bass, and music theory lessons to students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

-Maintained a full studio of 30+ students. Performed and participated in semi-annual student


-Guitar/Bass Teacher & Owner/Operator at EM Guitar Studio in Bel Air, MD (2015-Present)


-Teach guitar, bass, and music theory lessons to students of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

-Plan, organize, and facilitate semi-annual student recitals.

Related Pedagogical Experience: 

-Completion of Music Theory Pedagogy and Guitar Pedagogy courses at Peabody Conservatory (Grade received for courses: A)

-Completion of Instrumental Conducting course at Towson University (Grade received: A)


-1st Place Baltimore Music Club Competition 2010

-1st Place Towson University Talent Award Competition 2009

-2nd Place in the Friedman-Gordon Competition (was the first guitarist to place in the 20 year history of the competition) 2009

-Cooley Art Scholarship 2009


McCullough E. The Keys to Inspirational Teaching. Sound Teaching, p. 4, 2014 Feb.

-Sound Teaching is a periodical that is distributed nationally to all music educators employed by Music & Arts.


-Official Hill Guitar Company Artist

Kenny Hill guitars are among the finest and most respected classical guitars in the world and are crafted by a small group of gifted luthiers in Ben Lomond, CA. Other Hill endorsed artists include world-famous guitarists like Johannes Moller, Scott Tennant, Ricardo Cobo, and more.

-Onboard Research Corporation/Intellitouch Tuners

Onboard Research Corp. is the inventor of the clip-on tuner.

-InTune Guitar Picks

InTune® brand of guitar picks have become the choice for many of today’s top artists.

-SIT Strings

SIT Strings have been manufacturing quality strings in the U.S. since 1980.


-American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publisher (ASCAP)

A professional organization of 585,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, owned and run by its members, and the world leader in performance royalties, advocacy and service for music creators.  Registered as both a composer and publisher.


-We Love The Underground. Children of the Program. WLTU Music, 2016. CD.

-Wrote and performed on both electric classical guitar in this Rock project. The album has global distribution through all major retailers. In addition to receiving international radio airplay, the album has received positive press reviews:

Children of the Program is incredibly diverse, containing elements of hard rock, nylon string guitar, heavy metal, and even electronic music.”

Barry Adkins - Better B#/Target Audience Magazine

“[We Love The Underground] have poured the totality of their beings into this album to provide it with a synergetic aura, and it shows from start to finish.”

Barry Adkins - Better B#/Target Audience Magazine)

“...a dramatic sound that’s all their own.”

Kim Allegrezza - AXS Entertainment Music/Baltimore Music Examiner

“ epic Rock Opera...”

Kim Allegrezza - AXS Entertainment Music/Baltimore Music Examiner

“The band shines in not only their performance,  but their songwriting.”

Bob Suehs - Rock N’ Roll Experience

“[Children of the Program] stands up to any major label release.”

Bob Suehs - Rock N’ Roll Experience

"Sometimes an album asks you to listen to it, and other times it grabs you by the ears and downright demands a listen from front to back. We Love The Underground's new disc 'Children of the Program' is that disc."
-Nick Meyers/717 Entertainment

"This CD has everything.... Metal, Rock, instrumental, screaming, singing, spoken, acoustic, electric and even strings."

-Nick Meyers/717 Entertainment

"I miss the days when you could put on an album and just sit and listen and follow the journey. We Love The Underground brings back that pleasure with their album “Children of the Program”. If the music alone were not enough to take you on that journey, there is a companion novel! Pick up the record, pop some popcorn, secure the headphones and take the journey."
-K-rock - The MARR Army Rock Show 

-Nobody Likes Neville. Nobody Likes Neville. NLN Music, 2014. CD.

-Wrote and performed on electric guitar in this Rock project. The album has global distribution through all major retailers. In addition to receiving international radio airplay, the album received a number of positive press reviews (including ones from Bob Suehs at Rock N Roll Experience Barry Adkins at Better B#/Target Audience Magazine). Sample press:

"They've crafted an introduction to the band that is ominous, thoughtful, and unabashedly in your face."

Barry Adkins - Better B#/Target Audience Magazine

"[NLN] reminds me of why I love music"

DJ Mac - Woody Radio

“a straight up metal record from start to finish”
Bob Suehs - Rock N’ Roll Experience


Electric Guitar:

-Has opened for various national acts including Sebastian Bach, 10 Years, L.A. Guns, Battery, Cinder Road, and more.

-Performed Danzig’s highest charting single “Mother” onstage with original Danzig guitarist John Christ and the band We Love The Underground at Carroll Community College (Nov. ‘15). Christ was ranked 63rd in Guitar World's list of 'The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists'.

-Was featured on 98 Rock Baltimore’s Noise in the Basement with We Love the Underground. Feature included a live on-air interview and airplay (2015).

-Performed live on-air at Ocean City, Maryland’s 98.1 FM (Ocean City, MD’s leading rock music station) as part of the band We Love the Underground (2013).

-Extensive performance experience in various Rock bands that have performed in MD/PA/DC venues including Merriweather Post Pavilion, Ram’s Head Live, Power Plant Live!, Baltimore Soundstage, Angel’s Rock Bar, Metro Gallery, The Circuit, Gullifty’s, The Recher Theatre, House of Rock, Fletchers, Red House Tavern, and more.

-Songs (from We Love The Underground and Nobody Likes Neville) have been played internationally on radio. Radio stations include InterFM (Japan), RadioStafford103 (UK), TalentCast Radio (Groningen, Netherlands), Woody Radio (Boston, MA), Blackhole FM (East Greenwich, RI), 98 Rock (Baltimore), WOCM (Ocean City, MD), and more.

Classical Guitar:

-Was invited to perform at the 2012 Guitar Foundation of America Guitar Symposium in DC as part of Duo Lyrico. The selected ensembles were chosen to represent Peabody Conservatory at the collegiate level. Duo Lyrico was one of the few groups featured in a recap video of the Symposium that was posted on the GFA’s website.

-Was chosen to perform in the Peabody Conservatory’s 2011 Choreography Showcase entitled “Live Guitars, Percussion, and a Dash of Hip-Hop.” Eric performed a new arrangement of Wayne Siegal’s East L.A. Phase with four other Peabody guitarists and composed his own improvisatory section.

-Was chosen to perform in Towson University’s major production of Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas; in which Eric came up with his own part and was the only guitarist in the orchestra.

-Performed with the Towson University’s Classical Guitar Ensemble at An Die Musik for the Baltimore Classical Guitar Society’s Guitar Day Concert (where the group received the compliments of world-renowned guitarist Manuel Barrueco).

-Was invited by Towson University President Robert Caret to perform solo for a dinner at Towson University (attended by over 150 faculty members including the university president, vice president, deans, and chairs).

-Performance experience with both Peabody Conservatory Guitar Ensembles and Towson University Guitar Ensembles. Has also performed on the Renaissance Lute with the Towson University Early Music Ensemble.


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