Alumni Spotlight

Eric NeuenschwanderName: Eric Neuenschwander
Current Residence: Columbus, OH | Hometown: St. Clairsville, OH
Occupation: Director of Choirs at Eastmoor Academy
OSU Degree: Bachelor of Music Education with Choral Emphasis
Years active in MGC: 2007 – 2011

Eric has recently returned to Columbus after spending five years teaching choir and theatre at Xenia High School. His time spent at OSU was incredibly valuable for his career, singing with the Men's Glee Club, Statesmen, Symphonic Choir, University Chorus, Mastersingers and the OSU Chorale. Not just being satisfied with those performing opportunities, he spent four years with Off The Lake Productions performing musical theatre, sang with The University Baptist Church Choir and helped start Contemporary A Cappella at Ohio State with the founding of groups of music majors and minors, A Cappella and the A Cappella Alliance, respectively.

Since graduation, Eric has continued to perform in various community musical theatre productions in Columbus and Dayton and has spent the last four years as a regular performer at The Black Box Improv in Dayton, performing improvisational comedy and musicals. He is also a judge for Varsity Vocals' International Championship of College/High School A Cappella competitions.

His time with both The Men's Glee Club and the MGC Alumni society has shaped the educator and man he has become. He was honored by his peers with the 2011 James Gallagher Spirit Award for his leadership during tailgating events and—more importantly—for taking the time to continue to grow and spread the spirit of brotherhood with many newer members, something for which he was incredibly grateful when he first joined the club.